Quebec comedy takes top-grossing Canadian film award
Les trois p’tit cochons, a Quebec comedy about three brothers who reunite during their mother’s illness, has won the Golden Reel Award as the highest-grossing Canadian film of 2007.
The film earned more than $4.6 million in Canada from Jan. 1, 2007, to Dec. 31, more than any other qualifying film.
The Golden Reel Award is given at the Genie Awards, Canada’s film awards, scheduled for March 3 in Toronto.
The film is the debut directorial effort of Patrick Huard, the veteran Quebec actor who starred in Les Boys and Bon Cop, Bad Cop.
It stars Paul Doucet, Guillaume Lemay-Thivierge and Claude Legault as brothers who tell the stories of their lives and loves while their mother lies in a coma.
Legault has been nominated for a best actor Genie, Lemay-Thivierge for best supporting actor and the film is nominated for best original screenplay and best editor.
Producers Pierre Gendron and Christian Larouche have previously received Golden Reel awards รณ Gendron in 1990 for Jesus of Montreal and Larouche in 2002 for Les Boys III.