There is Bollywood and now we may have Quebechood as three films in theater now have a strong Québec accent. Two are directed by Quebec director Ken Scott who is behind the lens of Delivery Man, adapted from the Quebec hit movie Starbuck that he directed originally. Produced by Steven Speilberg’s Dreamworks studio, the remake is one of the few done in Hollywood where the director is the same in both the original and the adaptation. He also co-wrote the original version with Martin Petit, a Quebec stand-up comic, who wrote and is staring in Les Pêcheurs on Radio-Canada. The series premise is of a comic inviting other comics to a fishing camp and is shot in the region, mostly in Bolton and Waterloo.
Also at a local plex is Dallas Buyers Club, directed by Jean-Marc Vallée. While C.R.A.Z.Y., his coming of age and out of the closet Quebec film has become a gay icon worldwide, he may be best known for his direction of Young Victoria, written by Julian Fellowes, who also writes Downton Abbey.
Finally, maybe a bit closer to us, young Sophie Nélisse, star of The Book Thief, has a Sherbrooke connection: we were told that her dad has a local connection.