C.R.A.Z.Y. 2005. Canada. Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée

This rousing coming-of-age tale is among the most applauded films ever featured in MoMA’s Canadian Front series. Take the first initials of the five sons of a Montreal family in reverse birth order—Christian, Raymond, Antoine, Zachary, and Yvan—and you get C.R.A.Z.Y. Vallée’s exuberant debut film focuses on Zach, the odd duckling of the boys, born on Christmas day in 1960, and his prickly relationship with his feisty family, for whom music plays a significant role.

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