Bringing the Montreal Massacre to the big screen: Crass or cathartic?

Today on Q we heard both sides of the debate swirling around Quebecois director Denis Villeneuve's new film Polytechnique, which dramatizes the 1989 Montreal Massacre. La Presse columnist Nathalie Petrowski argues that the time has come to make art out of this singularly traumatic episode of Canadian history. Montreal Gazette film critic Brendan Kelly, on the other hand, argues that Polytechnique does nothing to help heal the wounds wrought that day. Over to you: Is the film a good idea, or crass commercial exploitation of a sensitive subject? Will you see the film Polytechnique?

(And you can check out what our Q panel had to say HERE.)

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