By Daniel ROBY


Drama - Completed 2010

    • Year of production
    • 2010
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • CANADA
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 5 - 10 M$
    • Duration
    • 133 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Daniel ROBY
    • Writer(s)
    • Steve GALLUCIO
    • Producer(s)
    • André ROULEAU (Canada)
    • Synopsis
    • In the mid-seventies, Montreal was at the top of its game: it was
      the richest city in Canada, one of the largest cities in North
      America, and was about to take center-stage once again with the
      advent of the 1976 Olympic games. Montreal was also the epicenter
      of the disco movement, a phenomenon that changed the face of
      music, of fashion, and ushered in a lifestyle of unadulterated
      A bilingual dark tragedy with its comedic moments, and a cross
      between “Magnolia” and “Saturday Night Fever”, FUNKYTOWN follows
      the lives of a television variety show host who wants to become a
      movie star, a has-been singing sensation who desperately wants to
      make a comeback, an Italian disco dancing king who doesn’t want
      to be gay, a beautiful super model who wants a singing career, a
      jet-setting gossip columnist who wants to find true love, an
      elderly mogul who wants to make a man out of his son, and a son
      who needs to get rid of his father in order to become a man.
      Juggling freedom and tradition, lovers and family, drugs and
      sobriety, fame and anonymity, our characters are forced to make
      sober choices in an era when excess was the norm, and when disco
      was king.