Mon oncle Antoine

Mon oncle Antoine

Directed by Claude Jutra • 1971 • Canada

Claude Jutra's evocative portrait of a boy's coming of age in wintry 1940s rural Quebec has been consistently cited by critics and scholars as the greatest Canadian film of all time. Delicate, naturalistic, and tinged with a striking mix of nostalgia and menace, Mon oncle Antoine follows Benoit, as he first encounters the twin terrors of sex and death, and his fellow villagers, who are living under the thumb of the local asbestos mine owner. Set during one ominous Christmas, Mon oncle Antoine is a holiday film unlike any other, and an authentically detailed illustration of childhood's twilight.

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Mon oncle Antoine
  • Mon oncle Antoine

    Directed by Claude Jutra • 1971 • Canada

    Claude Jutra's evocative portrait of a boy's coming of age in wintry 1940s rural Quebec has been consistently cited by critics and scholars as the greatest Canadian film of all time. Delicate, naturalistic, and tinged with a striking mix of nostalgia and ...

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  • On-Screen: MON ONCLE ANTOINE

    This documentary from 2007 traces the making and history of MON ONCLE ANTOINE through the interviews with famed cinematographer Michel Brault, composer Jean Cosineau, and star Monique Mercure. Two residents of Black Lake, where the film was shot, are also interviewed, alongside critics Martin Kne...

  • Claude Jutra: An Unfinished Story

    In this 2002 documentary, featuring interviews with cinematographer Michel Brault, director Bernardo Bertolucci, and actors Genevieve Bujold and Saul Rubinek, director Paule Baillargeon presents an intimate portrait of her friend Claude Jutra and attempts to unravel what she calls the “Jutra myst...

  • A Chairy Tale

    Directed by Claude Jutra and Norman McLaren • 1957 • Canada

    This 1957 experimental short, codirected by Claude Jutra and Norman McLaren, shows Jutra’s daring and original approach to filmmaking early on in his career.