Directed by Ken Scott
Rated R | 103 min. | 2011 | Canada
There’s already talk of an English-language and a Bollywood remake of this droll comedy-drama, the highest-grossing film in French Canada’s recent history. We can only hope that the star will be someone like a Brad Pitt or George Clooney, instead of, say, an Adam Sandler or Jim Carrey. There’s unexpected depth and poignancy in this tale about an irresponsible, middle-aged slacker and prolific sperm donor, David Wozniak (Patrick Huard), who discovers he’s fathered more than 500 children. Blown away by that knowledge, David (whose confidential files list him as “Starbuck”) sets off in search of his unsuspecting progeny, which include a soccer player, a would-be actor, a drug-addled young woman, and more.
Cinema Québecois part of FILMS WITHOUT BORDERS is sponsored by
The Marriner S. Eccles Foundation
Additional generous funding provided by the Salt Lake City Arts Council, the Utah Division of Arts & Museums and the National Endowment for the Arts