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Barney's Version

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Awards and Festivals

Based on Mordecai Richler's award winning novel--his last and, arguably, best - Barney's Version is the warm, wise, and witty story of the politically incorrect life of Barney Panofsky, (Paul Giamatti), who meets the love of his life (Rosamund Pike) at his wedding – and she is not the bride. A candid confessional, told from Barney’s point of view, the film spans three decades and two continents, taking us through the different “acts” of his unusual history.


Produced by: 

Robert Lantos 


Executive Producer: 

Mark Musselman 


Ari Lantos

Directed by: 

Richard J. Lewis

Based on the novel by: 

Mordecai Richler

Screenplay by:

Michael Konyves



Paul Giamatti

Dustin Hoffman

Rosamund Pike

Minnie Driver

Rachelle Lefevre

Scott Speedman

Bruce Greenwood

Academy Awards 

Nominee, Best Make Up


Golden Globes 

Winner, Best Actor, Musical or Comedy  

Venice International Film Festival 

Winner, Leoncino D’Oro Award

San Sebastian International Film Festival 

Winner, Audience Award

London Critics Circle Film Awards

Nominee, British Actress of the Year 

Nominee, Best Supporting Actress

Toronto International Film Festival 

Gala Presentation 

Canadian Screen Awards 

Winner of 7 Awards including Best Actor 

Writers Guild of Canada Awards

Winner, Feature Films 

Directors Guild of Canada Awards

Winner, Best Director,

Winner, Best Production design

Winner,  DGC Team Award 

Telefilm Canada 

Golden Box Office Award


"Highly entertaining and arguably the most satisfying Richler screen adaptations to date." 


   - Michael Rechtshaffen,

    Hollywood Reporter

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