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La Dame en Couleurs was the last film completed by mercurial Canadian director [[Performer~P96521~Claude Jutra~claudejutra]] (it was originally titled in the singular: "Couleur" rather than "Couleurs"). The director's rapidly deteriorating mental state-he was in the early stages of Alzheimer's--required him to take more time than usual in production. Despite his illness, Jutra was able to draw on his own memories as a medical intern to weave a credible tale of life in a Quebec mental institution. The film concentrates not on the patients but on a group of orphans who take refuge in the institution because they have no other home. As the story progresses, the catacombs beneath the hospital serve as a combination playground and "escape" for the kids. Perhaps being in close contact with mental illness had a profoundly injurious effect on Jutra: he retreated deeper into "himself" after the film's completion, leading to his ultimate mysterious death in 1986. La Dame en Coleurs was released in English-speaking provinces as Our Lady of the Paints. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Genie Awards Jean-Pierre Joutel Best Sound Editing 1986 Nominee
Genie Awards Louise Rinfret Best Screenplay 1986 Nominee
Genie Awards Adrian Croll Best Sound Editing 1986 Nominee
Genie Awards Richard Besse Best Sound Editing 1986 Nominee
Genie Awards Claude Jutra Best Director 1986 Nominee
Genie Awards Claude Jutra Best Screenplay 1986 Nominee
Genie Awards Charlotte Laurier Best Actress 1986 Nominee

Crew

Claude Jutra
Director
Claude Jutra
Screenwriter
Louise Rinfret
Screenwriter
Adrian Croll
Sound/Sound Designer
Jean-Pierre Joutel
Sound Editor
Richard Besse
Sound Editor
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