My Friend Max
|My Friend Max|
|Directed by||Michel Brault|
|Written by||Michel Brault|
My Friend Max (French: Mon amie Max) is a 1994 Canadian drama film, written by Guy Fournier and Jefferson Lewis, directed by Michel Brault. The film was selected as the Canadian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 67th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.
Catherine and Max were students together at the Music Conservatory in Quebec City, and were the most promising pianists. While still in her teens, the adventurous Max gets pregnant. She wants to keep the child, but her domineering mother forces her to give him up for adoption. The rebellious Max then leaves Quebec and the music world.
Now, years later, she returns, obsessed with finding her son. With the help of Catherine, she locates the adoption records and social workers contact her son to ask if he wants to see her. He refuses, but she keeps trying until they are reunited.
- Geneviève Bujold as Marie-Alexandrine Brabant
- Marthe Keller as Catherine Mercier
- Johanne McKay as Marie-Alexandrine (adolescente)
- Marie Guillard as Catherine (adolescente)
- Michel Rivard as Denis Lajeunesse
- Rita Lafontaine as Madame Brabant
- Véronique Le Flaguais as Mme Michaud
- Jean-Louis Roux as Père Berube
- Patrice Bissonnette as Michael Simard
- List of submissions to the 67th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film
- List of Canadian submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
- Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
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