John Greyson

1996, 95:00 minutes, colour, English


Lilies (French title: Les Feluettes) is a 1996 Canadian film directed by John Greyson. It is an adaptation by Michel Marc Bouchard and Linda Gaboriau of Bouchard's own play Lilies. It depicts a play being performed in a prison by the inmates.

The film screened at numerous festivals, including Sundance, and received critical acclaim; it was nominated for 14 awards Genie Awards at the 17th ceremony, winning 4, including Best Picture.

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Critical Writing

Toronto Video: Challenging forms, channelling change
by Marc Glassman. The State of The Arts: Living with Culture in Toronto, 2006. Toronto: Library and Archives Canada Cataloguing in publication, 2006.
The Epistemology of Adaptation in John Greyson's Lilies
by Lawrence Howe. Canadian Journal of Film Studies, Fall 2006, v. 15, no. 2.
20 years film: The filmmakers
by Susan King. Now, Oct. 25, 2001, v. 21, no. 8.
John Greyson's The Law of Enclosures: The filmmakers
by Cynthia Amsden. Take One, Fall 2000, no. 29.
Best of '97: Local Movie Moguls
by Cameron Bailey. Now, Dec. 25, 1997, v. 17, no. 17.
T.O. movie scene boasts inspiring individual effort
by Cameron Bailey. NOW, Dec. 25, 1997, v. 17, no. 17.
Less Griping More Groping
by John Greyson. Canadian Dimension, 1997, v. 31, no. 3.
Cineplex apologizes to movie director
by Sid Adilman. The Toronto Star, Nov. 12, 1996.
Crash wins Genie race: But Lilies grabs prize for best movie
by Peter Howell. The Toronto Star, Nov. 28, 1996.