15 of #52FilmsByWomen: Gabrielle


Gabrielle (2013, written and directed by Louise Archambault)

[15 of 52 in #52FilmsByWomen]

In this movie, we follow Gabrielle, a young woman having the Williams syndrome. She lives in a center with other people with the similar condition. The story begins as they prepare for a choir performance with a famous singer for an upcoming music festival. Along the way, Gabrielle falls in love with Martin, who has the same condition and is also in the choir.

My only minor criticism is that the film seems to end without the feeling of anything being resolved. Unless, of course, we view it as a slice-of-life type of story. Nevertheless, this was a charming and heartwarming movie about people and their families coping with the syndrome. It is an important learning experience for the audience who are not aware the lives of these people.


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