35mm. Doc Lisboa. Just a question, that the film raises me but does not question: what is the sense of nationalism? Not of the survival and appreciation, even recovery, of ethnic or linguistic minorities, but of the reproduction, to a lesser degree (or greater ...), of the general order at a regional, local level? And now, in Spain, the same question ... The film is "correct" in its "normal" formulation.
Breathtakingly poetic look at the indelible importance of the collective identity. Perrault's documentaries always paint Québécois culture so vibrantly and searingly that now, when he intersperses looks at the people and the landscapes they inhabit with political dialogue, his case is almost undeniable. And yet many of the questions raised apply to English Canada too, a country regularly told that it doesn't exist.
Cinema-verite goes political and a key movie to learn about nations without country in general and Quebec in particular. Quebec politics and history crash course in 2 hours, while it also speaks about native and Bretons, and can relate to Scottish, Catalonia or or any region in the same situation. Available at http://www.onf.ca/film/un_pays_sans_bon_sens/ for free, but in french without subtitles.