Patrick Huard's directorial debut Les 3 P'tits Cochons / The Three Little Pigs, has earned the Golden Reel Award for being the top grossing Canadian film of 2007, earning $4.6 million.
In this comedy of manners, the feature’s “three little pigs” are three 30-something brothers Mathieu (Claude Legault), Christian (Guillaume Lemay-Thivierge) and Remi (Paul Doucet). During the summer of 2006, they take turns recounting their lives to pass the time at the bedside of their mother who is hospitalized and in a coma. With each passing day, the conversation becomes increasingly explicit between the two younger brothers. As their fantasies evolve to become more and more risqué, they are driven to act on their desires despite their older brother's stricter principles and wary advice.Both Gendron and Larouche have been honoured with Genie Awards at past ceremonies, and each has received a Golden Reel Award. Gendron received his Golden Reel in 1990 for Jesus de Montreal and Larouche won in 2002 for Les Boys III.
Les 3 P'tits Cochons / The Three Little Pigs is nominated for four Genie Awards this year.
The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television will hand out the Golden Reel award at the 2008 Genie Awards.
The 28th annual Genie Awards are being held in Toronto on Monday, March 3rd. The gala will be telecast on the E! Television Network in Ontario, Quebec, B.C. and Alberta, and nationally on the IFC digital cable channel.
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Robert J.Ballantyne is a senior editor at Popjournalism and Creative Director at Artsculture.ca. Previously, he was a journalist at the CBC on a number of news programs including the fifth estate, Marketplace and The National. He also worked as a staff writer at the Toronto Star.