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      R Released Oct 10, 1997 1h 36m Drama LGBTQ+ List
      89% Tomatometer 9 Reviews 89% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings A convict (Danny Gilmore) forces a visiting bishop (Aubert Pallascio) to recall disturbing events from their mutual past. Read More Read Less

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      Globe and Mail Rated: 3/4 Apr 12, 2002 Full Review Steve Davis Austin Chronicle Rated: 3/5 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle Rated: 3/4 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review A.C. Koch Spectrum Culture In the lushness of the cinematography and the languid pacing of the interleaved storylines, the film feels somewhat like the product of another era, when attention spans were longer and ambiguities could be allowed to linger. May 29, 2024 Full Review Jan Stuart The Advocate When a high-concept soap opera works overtime to be high art, you get something like Lilies. Jun 1, 2022 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 3/5 Jun 26, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member One of the best stage to screen adaptations in the history of cinema with a sensational performance by the late Brent Carver. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member I return to this film again and again. John Greyson did a brilliant job adapting this play for the screen. I love the story. I love the performances. "Lilies" is so beautifully crafted. A must see for anyone interested in queer cinema. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Audience Member Extremely imaginative, extremely artistic, extremely creative and extremely compelling. The story was really intriguing, the direction was really imaginative, the way the plot presented to us was really artistic and what brought a freshness into the story. It was really good, I enjoyed every second of this Canadian film. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Audience Member This is art at its finest. I absolutely loved this film. It is so intelligent and ambitious - The movement from present to past, prison to memory was breathtakingly well done. Oh, wow. The acting was top notch; I was completely absorbed by the characters. It raises interesting perspectives as it relates to a whole whack of topics and forces audiences to think critically about them. One or two minor plot flaws that didn't quite fit in with the story as a whole, but easy to overlook in favour of this art piece. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Audience Member Beautiful queer Canadian film directed by John Greyson. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member Brilliant filmmaking Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis A convict (Danny Gilmore) forces a visiting bishop (Aubert Pallascio) to recall disturbing events from their mutual past.
      John Greyson
      Anna Stratton, Robin Cass, Arnie Gelbart
      Michel Marc Bouchard, Linda Gaboriau
      Drama, LGBTQ+
      Original Language
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Oct 10, 1997, Original
      Rerelease Date (Theaters)
      May 24, 2024
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Dec 8, 2020
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      1h 36m
      Sound Mix