The Barbarian Invasions

The Barbarian invasions ( Les invasions barbares in French ) is a French-Canadian film directed by Denys Arcand in the year 2003. It is a drama with dyes of comedy, sequel of The decline of the American empire and happened, in turn, by The age of ignorance . It stars Rémy Girard , Stéphane Rousseau , Marie-Josée Croze and Dorothée Berryman .

The feature film was produced by companies from both Canada and France , including Téléfilm Canada , Société Radio-Canada and Canal + . It premiered on May 21, 2003 at theCannes Film Festival , where it received the award for Best Screenplay and Best Female Performance. 1


A man with advanced cancer has difficulty accepting the reality of his impending death and finding a moment of peace before the end, especially because he has reason to regret certain aspects of his past. His son – from whom he had distanced himself – his ex-wife, his ex-lovers and his old friends will go to join him to share his last moments


Oscar 2003

Prize Person Result
Best Foreign Language Film Winner
Best Original Screenplay Denys Arcand Candidate

BAFTA 2003

Prize Person Result
Best Non-English Film Candidate
Best Original Screenplay Denys Arcand Candidate

Awards César

Prize Person Result
Best film Winner
Best director Denys Arcand Winner
Best Original Screenplay or Adaptation Denys Arcand Winner
Best actress revelation Marie-Josée Croze Winner

Festival of Cannes

Prize Person Result
Best actress Marie-Josée Croze Winner
Best screenplay Denys Arcand Winner
Golden palm Denys Arcand Candidate


  1. Back to top↑ «Award 2003» . Festival of Cannes (in English and French) . Retrieved on February 24, 2011 .