Thursday, April 28, 2011

Novel 'Ru' Will Be Adapted In a Film

According to the Journal de Montréal, the first novel by Canadian writer Kim Thuy, named Ru, will be heading to the big screen.

Pixcom, a production company based in Montreal, bought the right to adapt the bestselling novel which won the 2010 Governor General Literary Award for best Canadian novel in French.

For the moment, no actors nor directors, nor scriptwriter have been hired to work on the film.

Published in Quebec in 2009, the novel is cut in small chapters. The story follows a Vietnamese girl who arrived in Canada along with her parents as boat people after the Vietnam War (1964-1975).

The girl begins her Canadian life in Granby, Quebec. Afterwards, we learn that she moved to Montreal, Quebec's largest city, and that she had the opportunity to visit Vietnam.

While her book keeps having success, Kim Thuy will be at the Cinquième salle of the Place des arts in Montreal this Monday. She'll read parts of her acclaimed novel and answer people's questions.

Source: Maxime Demers. "Premier roman de Kim Thuy: Ru au grand écran", Journal de Montréal, April 27 2011

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