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Set in the picturesque Magdalen Islands of Québec, Mario is a story of complicity between a strange and solitary ten-year-old boy, Mario, and his older brother, Simon. Withdrawn and living in a surreal world, Mario is completely devoted to Simon, for whom he would dare anything. When a charming interloper captures Simon's affections, albeit temporarily, Mario's love for Simon turns to jealousy and hatred. Eventually the two brothers are reconciled and together they carry out their final attack on reality, one which forces them to confront the ultimate limits of human experience.

1984, 97 min 25 s

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Blue Ribbon Award - Category: Family Relations
Itinerant - American Film and Video Festival
May 23 to 28 1988, New York - USA

Second Prize - Category: Feature Film
Festival du film Cannes Junior
May 8 to 19 1986, Cannes - France

Award for Technical Quality and Performance by Young Actors
Journées cinématographiques
November 9 to 14 1985, Orléans - France

International Jury's Prize - Category: Films for Youth
Gijón International Film Festival
July 5 to 12 1985, Gijon - Spain

Genie Award for Best Music Score (François Dompierre)
Genie Awards
March 20 to 22 1985, Toronto - Canada

Genie Award for Best Achievement in Overall Sound (Richard Besse, Hans Peter Strobl, Bruce Nyznik)
Genie Awards
March 20 to 22 1985, Toronto - Canada

Genie Award for Best Achievement in Cinematography (Pierre Mignot)
Genie Awards
March 20 to 22 1985, Toronto - Canada