Pour la suite du monde

    For the Future of the World

    • Michel Brault, Pierre Perrault
    • Canada
    • 1963
    • 105 min
    • Association Internationale des Documentaristes
    In 1535 Jacques Cartier discovered the Ile aux Coudres in the Saint Laurent river and since then very little has changed. The makers of this film went in search of the old traditions of the inhabitants who sometimes use Rabelaisian French. They did not wish to merely observe these traditions, rather to experience and expose them. That is why they chose to film the hunting of the porpoise. The native Indians initiated this hunt and the present day inhabitants still follow in their 'predecessors' footsteps.
    The film tries to be faithful to everyday life and that is why both scenes and dialogues are made by the characters. This, together with the rhythm it produces, creates a tension which is reflected in everyday life.

    Credits

    • 105 min
    • black and white
    • 35mm
    Director
    Michel Brault, Pierre Perrault
    Production
    Fernand Dansereau, National Film Board of Canada
    Cinematography
    Michel Brault, Bernard Gosselin
    Editing
    Werner Nold
    Sound
    Ron Alexander, Roger Lamoureax, Marcel Carrière

    IDFA history

    1999
    Screened
    Association Internationale des Documentaristes
    1989
    Screened

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