Subtlety and realism are hallmarks of Brault's style, as of the style of Canadian film to which you seem to take such exception. All smarminess aside, might I suggest Cronenberg, Maddin, or McDonald for you? Or maybe Mankiewicz or Robert Morin, as far as Québécois directors go? Might get more bang for your buck if you stop exploring a school of filmmaking that clearly isn't your thing. Life's too short.