Barrymore is an unforgettable portrayal of legendary actor John Barrymore, a man of colossal talent and contradictions and one of the greatest Shakespearean actors of all time. Set in 1942, the final year of John Barrymore’s life, Barrymore takes place on the stage of a Broadway theatre, where the actor is struggling to recreate his performance in the title role of Shakespeare’s Richard III. It leads him to look back on the highs and lows of his stunning career and remarkable life. Directed, and adapted for the screen, by Érik Canuel (Bon Cop, Bad Cop), Barrymore stars Christopher Plummer in the tour de force film performance of his career.
Barrymore will be followed by a special bonus making of documentary Backstage with Barrymore
Canada, 2012, 129 min., color, Digital – Director: Érik Canuel