Canadian Film Celebrating Homosexuality Sweeps Film Awards

By Gudrun Schultz

TORONTO, Ontario, March 15, 2006 ( – A Quebec film celebrating homosexuality swept the Canadian Genie awards on Monday night.

C.R.A.Z.Y. is a film about a young gay man growing up with four brothers in a large Catholic family. The story is set in suburban Quebec during the 60’s.

Following the trend set by the gay cowboy movie Brokeback Mountain, C.R.A.Z.Y. was nominated for 12 awards and won ten of them. The film won for best picture, best director and leading actor.

The film’s director, Jean-Marc Vallee, describes the story as “a mystical fable about a modern-day Christ-like figure.”

Presumably, he attributes Christ-like-ness to the gay central character for his willingness to hide his gayness from his father out of love for him.

C.R.A.Z.Y. was also Canada’s largest grossing movie, earning more than $6.2 million and the Golden Reel Award. The bulk of the film’s earnings came from Quebec. The French-language movie was barely noticed by the rest of Canada, only bringing in some $500,000 outside of Quebec.

The Canadian film surpassed Brokeback Mountain, which was nominated for eight awards at the Oscars, failed to get best picture and won three awards for original score, adapted screenplay and direction.

See LifeSiteNews coverage of Brokeback Mountain:

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