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Canada's Next Generation
3.7
33 Ratings

The Art of Speech

Les Arts de la parole

Directed by Olivier Godin
Canada, 2016
Fantasy
  • French
  • English
Canada's Next Generation

Synopsis

Koroviev, a police officer who teaches poetry in a brigade of police poets, is in search of a precious Bible annotated by Pierre Maheu, the captain of the St. Elias, a legendary ship. His quest leads him to befriend a young thief who introduces him to a mysterious woman named Coriandre.

Our take

One of Québec’s most inventive cinematic poets, Olivier Godin crafted his sophomore film on a shoe-string budget with an expressionist use of digital video and boundless imagination. The result: The Art of Speech is a densely layered, Godardian comedy laced with an evocative mystery and romance.

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