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Claude Jutra: An Unfinished Story

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Like a shadow play, this intimate and subtle portrait explores the complex personality of Claude Jutra (1930-1986), a daring and innovative filmmaker who catapulted Quebec cinema into the modern age. His rich legacy includes some of Canada's most best-loved films: Mon oncle Antoine, A Chairy Tale (co-directed with Norman McLaren), À tout prendre, WOW and Kamouraska.

Such Jutra contemporaries as Bernardo Bertolucci, Geneviève Bujold, Michel Brault and Saul Rubinek provide a vivid account of the man and his times. Archival materials and film excerpts also offer insight into the life and work of an artist who rubbed shoulders with famed French directors Truffaut, Cocteau and Rouch. The film shows Jutra as a sensitive soul buffeted by the world, a brilliant creator who gave his life completely to cinema.

Some subtitles.

2002, 82 min 17 s

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Gemeaux Award for Best Biography
Prix Gémeaux
November 23 2003, Montréal - Canada

Bronze Plaque Award - Category: The Humanities
International Film and Video Festival
November 1 2003, Columbus - USA

Gemini Award for Best Writing in a Documentary Program (Jefferson Lewis)
Gemini Awards
October 20 2003, Toronto - Canada

Gemini Award for Best History/Biography Documentary program
Gemini Awards
October 20 2003, Toronto - Canada

Gemini Award for Best Direction in a Documentary (Paule Baillargeon)
Gemini Awards
October 20 2003, Toronto - Canada

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