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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Quite endearing and unique for it's time. My wish would be to cut it down to a refined 45-60 minutes keeping in the elegant cinematography and poetic moments and perhaps shedding some of the longer arguments and dialogue portions. Ahh but it's a remarkable feature as it stands, it just drags a bit and loses itself in it's own lack of focus.