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142 Ratings

Of Whales, the Moon and Men

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Canada, 1963


Legendary cinéma vérité filmmakers Pierre Perrault and Michel Brault were attracted to Île-aux-Coudres for two reasons: the language of the people who lived on this small island in the St. Lawrence and the whales.

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Of Whales, the Moon and Men Directed by Michel Brault, Marcel Carrière, Pierre Perrault

Critics reviews

I, for one, had never even heard of this 1963 documentary, which Anthology’s program notes for its sleeper Québec Direct Cinema series nonetheless describe as “enormously influential.” But it was so good it’s since given me a case of rep FOMO like I haven’t had in years—all despite a less-than-ideal 16mm-to-digital theatrical presentation.
May 27, 2016
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