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FULL SYNOPSIS

French Canadian director Denys Arcand pushes the boundaries of the mockumentary with Stardom, the tale of a fictional neophyte supermodel (Jessica Pare) told entirely through clips of her appearances on talk shows, television interviews, and documentaries. Originally titled 15 Moments, Stardom begins its portrait at a women's hockey game in the nether regions of Ontario, Canada. When the team's formidable teenage forward Tina (Pare) pulls her helmet off, letting her brunette tresses fly, a bystander snaps a photo, and Tina soon becomes the buzz at the country's hottest fashion houses. Her rise through the industry, however, is plagued by advances from older men with sundry motives: a smitten French photographer (Charles Berling), a smarmy entrepreneur (Dan Aykroyd), the Canadian Ambassador to the U.N. (Frank Langella), and a slick promoter (Thomas Gibson, the latter half of TV's Dharma and Greg). Stardom was the closing film at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival, marking the first time in over 50 years that a Canadian production was chosen for such an honor; it would go on to open the 2000 Toronto International Film Festival before its theatrical premiere. ~ Michael Hastings, Rovi

  • Release date:October 27, 2000

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Genie Awards Jacob Potashnik Best Screenplay 2000 Nominee
Genie Awards Jean Morin Best Art Direction/Production Design 2000 Nominee
Genie Awards Michel Robidas Best Costume Design 2000 Winner
Genie Awards Zoe Sakellaropoulo Best Art Direction/Production Design 2000 Nominee
Genie Awards Denys Arcand Best Screenplay 2000 Nominee
Genie Awards Guy Dufaux Best Cinematography 2000 Nominee

Cast

Jessica Paré
as Tina Menzhal
Dan Aykroyd
as Barry Levine
Charles Berling
as Philippe Gascon
Thomas Gibson
as Renny Ohayon
Frank Langella
as Blaine de Castillon
Robert Lepage
as Bruce Taylor
Patrick Huard
as Talkshow Host

Crew

Denys Arcand
Director
Robert Lantos
Producer
Denise Robert
Producer
Denys Arcand
Screenwriter
Jacob Potashnik
Screenwriter
Guy Dufaux
Cinematographer
Francois Dompierre
Composer (Music Score)
Isabelle Dedieu
Editor
Zoe Sakellaropoulo
Production Designer
Zoe Sakellaropoulo
Art Director
Jean Morin
Art Director
Philippe Carcassonne
Co-producer
Michel Robidas
Costume Designer
Marcel Pothier
Sound/Sound Designer
Claude La Haye
Sound/Sound Designer
Noah Vivekanand Timan
Sound/Sound Designer
Michel Chauvin
Production Manager
Deirdre Bowen
Casting
Lucie Robitaille
Casting
Callum Greene
Unit Production Manager
Pierric Jouvante
Electrician
France Lachapelle
Script Supervisor
Brett Albright
First Assistant Camera
Marie-Josee Dupont
Production Coordinator
Buck Deachman
Second Assistant Director
Takashi Seida
Still Photographer
Cecile Rigault
Makeup
Daniel Louis
Line Producer
Anthony Katagas
Unit Production Manager
Nathalie Trepanier
Makeup
Carl Lessard
Graphic Design
Gilles Perreault
Unit Production Manager
Micheline Trepanier
Makeup
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