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Mon oncle Antoine and A Chairy Tale/Mon oncle Antoine et Il était une chaise

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Mon oncle Antoine (1971)
A small Quebec mining town in 1940. It is Christmas Eve, the only time of the year that the factory doors are shut. During these few hours of celebration, a 15-year-old boy will be initiated into the adult world--with all its tragedies and its follies. Mon oncle Antoine won 21 international awards and was named "Best Canadian Film Ever Made" by the Toronto International Film Festival. It remains a testament to Jutra's creative genius. English subtitles.

A Chairy Tale (1957)
This experimental short, directed by Norman McLaren and Claude Jutra, shows the daring and originality already present in Jutra's work by the late 1950s. In this tale without words, Jutra tries to sit on a chair (animated by Evelyn Lambart) that declines to be sat upon. Music is performed by Ravi Shankar and Chatur Lal.

Special DVD Features
Choice of English or French
Photo gallery
Original music index
Claude Jutra filmography

2002, 120 min 25 s

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