Tectonic Plates (film)
|Directed by||Peter Mettler|
|Language||English and French|
Tectonic Plates is a 1992 independent Canadian film directed by Peter Mettler. Mettler also wrote the screenplay based on the play by Robert Lepage. The film stars Marie Gignac, Céline Bonnier and Robert Lepage. The title of this film was created in terms of a metaphor, as it signifies the evolution of human life and the geology of human behavior.
Madeleine (played by Marie Gignac) is studying art in Montreal, Canada. When her beloved professor (played by Robert Lepage) disappears, Madeleine decides to kill herself in the romantic setting of Venice. However, drug addict Constance (played by Céline Bonnier) dissuades her. Meanwhile, the professor has moved to New York, where he becomes a successful transvestite talk show host under the name of Jennifer.
- celine Bonnier as Constance. Born in Quebec City, became a young french actress after many successful plays during her theater years. Now working along side Roy Dupuis, she is known for other French films such as, Unite 9, L'heure Bleue, and La passion d'Augustine. 
- Boyd Clack as Rhys
- Robert Lepage as Jacques/Jennifer
- Micheal Benson as Waiter
- Normand Bissonnette as Kevin/Chopin
- Richard Frechette as Antoine
- Marie Gignac as Madeleine 
- Nominated for 2 Genie Awards, for best actor Celine Bonnier and best acheivment in art direction Curtis Wehrfritz. Toronto, December 1993.
- Mannheim-Heidelberg International Filmfestival- won the Catholic Film Jury Prize for, "the best film of the festival." Germany, November 1993
- Columbus International Film and Video Festival. The Chris (Statuette) Award of Excellence and the Christopher Columbus Award (Grand Prize). Columbus, Ohio, USA, October 1993.
- Festival International De Cinema De Figuera Da Foz. Won the award for, "The Most Innovative Film of the Festival." Portugal, September 1993.
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