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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.

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