Michel Brault - Oeuvres 1958-1974 Works
A pioneer of cinéma direct, Michel Brault ranks among the luminaries of Quebec cinema. He has worked as a director and/or cinematographer on about 200 films, including many classics. In 2005, he was awarded the Prix Jutra-Hommage for his body of work.
This box set in the Mémoire collection comprises 15 films on five DVDs and covers the '60s and '70s, a period when French Canadians proudly asserted their identity, and innovative auteur cinema flourished. Spotlighted are the stunning works Les raquetteurs, La lutte, Pour la suite du monde, Entre la mer et l'eau douce (Brault's first dramatic feature) and Les ordres (a winner at Cannes). The retrospective is rounded out by some lesser-known gems like Geneviève and Québec-USA ou l'invasion pacifique, as well as documentaries like L'Acadie, l'Acadie ?!? and Éloge du chiac, which zoom in on the social movements of the time.
Also included in this entertaining and enlightening set are background documentaries by Denys Desjardins (Le direct avant la lettre) and Gilles Noël (Le cheval de Troie de l'esthétique) and a 103-page booklet containing observations, critical commentary and newspaper articles published when the films were first released.
2005, 817 min
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