RUDE

Related Programs

CFC Features

Year

1994

Synopsis

Rude is a surreal, vivid triptych of three characters struggling for redemption on an Easter weekend in a stylized inner-city. Maxine, a successful window dresser, battles with the depression that has possessed her since she ended her pregnancy and lost her lover. Jordan, a promising boxer, spars with inner demons after he reluctantly participates in a gay-bashing. The General, a talented painter and former drug dealer, fights old temptations as he tries to make a break from his troubled past. This triad of tales is riveted together by the provocative tirades of Rude, a sultry young woman, whose smoky voice and mystical persona power the local pirate radio channel. Her speech penetrates the consciousness of the community with razor wit, steely irony and, ultimately, cathartic insight.

writer(s)

Clement Virgo

producer(s)

Damon D'Oliveira & Karen A. King

distributor(s)

Canada – Entertainment One; World (ex Canada) – CFC Features

Director

Clement Virgo

Festivals:

  • Cannes Film Festival (Official Selection) Un Certain Regard Section - May 1995
  • Toronto International Film Festival – September 1995
  • Opening Film (Perspective Canada)
    • Jury Citation for Best Canadian Feature Film
  • Cinefest Film Festival – September 1995
    • Awarded $5000 Best Ontario Film

Awards:

  • 1996 Genie Award Nominations for:
    • Best Motion Picture
    • Achievement in Cinematography
    • Achievement in Direction
    • Achievement in Editing
    • Achievement in Music
    • Achievement in Screenwriting
    • Best Supporting Actor
    • Best Supporting Actress

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