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French Immersion with Kevin Tierney

kevin and jacob tierney.jpgNext Saturday night, you could be at the movies watching French Immersion. It's the new bilingual movie from the producer and co-writer of Bon cop, bad cop - Kevin Tierney.

For the first time, there's a real who's who of Canadian film and television, both English and French, together onscreen. There's Fred Ewanuick from Corner Gas... Martha Burns from Love and Savagery and TV's Slings and Arrows... Gavin Crawford from This Hour Has 22 Minutes... Trotsky director (and Kevin's son) Jacob Tierney... and Olunike Adeliyi from How to Stay Sane in Paris. On the French side, the school headmistress is played by Pascale Bussi√®res, Karine Vanasse is one of the teachers, and rocker Robert Charlebois makes his big-screen debut as a Senator.

Kevin Tierney (above, with son Jacob) co-wrote the screenplay, produces and makes his directing debut with French Immersion. He talked to Jeanette Kelly about the challenges and pleasures of making a bilingual movie.

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