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Pour la suite du monde

This screening took place on
Sunday, February 5, 2017 at 1:15pm
Yukon Arts Centre

Documentaire poétique et ethnographique sur la vie des habitants de l’Isle-aux-Coudres rendue d’abord par une langue, verte et dure, toujours éloquente, puis par la légendaire pêche au marsouin, travail en mer gouverné par la lune et les marées. Un véritable chef-d’œuvre du cinéma direct.
Source : Office nationale du film du Canada
En français avec sous-titres anglais

Originally premiered at the Festival de Cannes in May 1963, Pour la suite du monde was the first Canadian film to ever be in competition at this prestigious festival. Introduction by filmmaker, John Walker (Quebec My Country Mon Pays) and NFB/ONF Chairperson Monsieur Claude Joli-Coeur.

A work of ethno-fiction, the film follows residents of Île aux Coudres, an island in the Saint Lawrence River in Quebec, as they agree to re-enact their traditional Beluga whale hunt for the filmmakers, one last time. The film features local residents Léopold Tremblay, Alexis Tremblay, Abel Harvey, Louis Harvey and Joachim Harvey.

The film is considered a milestone work in the history of Direct Cinema. It received a special award and was named film of the year at the 1964 Canadian Film Awards. In 1984 the Toronto International Film Festival ranked the film eighth in the Top 10 Canadian Films of All Time.

In French with English subtitles.

  • Directed by Michel Brault + Pierre Perrault
  • 1963, Québec
  • 105 minutes
  • Film Subtitled
Pour la suite du monde

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