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Lilies (1996)




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Love, jealousy, revenge and forbidden homosexual passion color this alternately campy and dramatic adaptation of a play by Michel Marc Bouchard. Operating at different levels, the story begins in 1952 inside a Quebec prison chapel where hard-core convict Simon Doucet offers confession to Bishop Bilodeau who has come especially to see him. But no sooner does the Bishop enter the confessional than he is locked in by other inmates and forced to watch them enact gay love scenes from the play The Death of San Sebastian. The story moves backwards to 1912 when Bilodeau and Simon were lusty young boys. Their affair falls apart when Simon takes up with Vallier. This angers Bilodeau who does something terrible in retaliation. Meanwhile, back in the present, Simon attempts to force Bilodeau into owning up to his actions. In keeping with the film's gay themes, all roles, male and female, are portrayed by men.more
Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Gay & Lesbian
Directed By:
Written By: Linda Gaboriau, Michel Marc Bouchard
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On DVD: Oct 26, 1999
Wolfe Video


Brent Carver
as Countess De Tilly
Marcel Sabourin
as The Bishop
Aubert Pallascio
as Older Simon
Danny Gilmore
as Vallier de Tilly
Matthew Ferguson
as Young Bilodeau
Alexander Chapman
as Lydie-Anne de Rozier
Rémy Girard
as Baroness de Hue
Robert Lalonde
as Baron de Hue
Ian D. Clark
as Chaplain/Father St. ...
Gary Farmer
as Timothee
Alex Chapman
as Lydie-Anne de Rozier
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Critic Reviews for Lilies

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (8)

Full Review… | April 12, 2002
Globe and Mail
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
San Francisco Chronicle
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Full Review… | May 28, 2009
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | November 6, 2002
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Full Review… | February 14, 2001
Los Angeles Times
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Audience Reviews for Lilies


Traumatically bizarre.

Christian C

Super Reviewer

Brent Carver is wonderful here. A film unfortunately that is hidden in the vaults because, I assume, of its content. Should be frequently shown as a fine example of Canadian film.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer

Brilliant film, very unconventional and yet the most successful, fantastic, very unique gay film, a must see film for any movie lover!

Brandon B

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