Seducing Doctor Lewis is a beguiling story of a ragtag fishing community on a tiny, impoverished island who must persuade a young Montreal-based doctor (David Boutin) to live in their town in order to get a much-needed new factory. Over a one-month trial period, the villagers try to satisfy his every need and convince him that their town offers all the charms of a thriving metropolis. Led by their mayor, Germain Lesage (Raymond Bouchard), the villagers rise to the challenge with good-hearted duplicity. However, as their deception continues, it becomes increasingly difficult to maintain. Just as Doctor Lewis begins to respond to the simple “authenticity” of the village, the question arises: how will he feel when he finds out it’s based on lies? The directorial debut of Jean-François Pouliot, Seducing Doctor Lewis is a charming and funny tale, as well as a wry meditation on truth and falsehood. Seducing Doctor Lewis (“La Grande Séduction”) has the rare distinction of being selected for Sundance (Audience Award Winner, World Cinema), Cannes (Closing Night, Director’s Fortnight) and Toronto (Special Presentation). In French Canada, it grossed over eight million dollars, topping even The Lord of the Rings, The Matrix Reloaded, Pirates of the Caribbean and fellow home grown hit The Barbarian Invasions. It went on to be nominated for thirteen Jutra Awards, winning seven, and recently was nominated for eleven Genie Awards.