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Year
1963
Runtime
105 min.
Directors
Michel Brault, Pierre Perrault
Genre
Documentary
Rating *
8.7
Votes *
518
Checks
176
Favs
20
Dislikes
1
Favs/checks
11.4% (1:9)
Favs/dislikes
20:1
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  1. graveyardtan's avatar

    graveyardtan

    http://www.nfb.ca/film/pour_la_suite_du_monde_en/ 7 years 7 months ago
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    the3rdman

    A particular construction of a rural society attempting to reclaim a romanticized past, carefully filmed and edited to convey authenticity. A remarkable work of ethnofiction that acknowledges the presence and influence of the filmmakers --who, after all, instigated the revival of the whale hunt--while at the same time deflecting the attention to the local characters. An intriguing performance of a particularly male form of tradition in the face of economic and cultural change. The project is in many ways a success, as the mandate to leave something for future generations--the film itself--is achieved. The actual mechanics of reviving the hunt are interesting in their own right. However, the film on the whole seems anachronistic and doesn't do a great job of illustrating the relevance of the traditions it re-enacts. Although presented as an internal narrative, the external nature of the filmmakers and the perspective of the viewer undercut the vitality of the project with a sense of futility. The desire to establish continuity and traces for future generations seems elegiac rather than hopeful, especially from a contemporary perspective. 5 years 4 months ago
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In 3 official lists

  1. This movie ranks #24 in Top 100 Canadian Films
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  2. This movie ranks #248 in Sight and Sound -The Greatest Documentaries of All Time
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  3. This movie ranks #745 in Doubling the Canon
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