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Mon oncle Antoine

Claude Jutra

 
Mon oncle Antoine (Criterion DVD)

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  • Canada
  • 1971
  • 104 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.66:1
  • French
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  • Spine #438

Claude Jutra’s evocative portrait of a boy’s coming of age in wintry 1940s rural Quebec has been consistently cited by critics and scholars as the greatest Canadian film of all time. Delicate, naturalistic, and tinged with a striking mix of nostalgia and menace, Mon oncle Antoine follows Benoit, as he first encounters the twin terrors of sex and death, and his fellow villagers, who are living under the thumb of the local asbestos mine owner. Set during one ominous Christmas, Mon oncle Antoine is a holiday film unlike any other, and an authentically detailed illustration of childhood’s twilight.

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Disc Features

SPECIAL EDITION DOUBLE-DISC SET:

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised and approved by director of photography Michel Brault
  • On-Screen: “Mon oncle Antoine,” a 2007 documentary tracing the making and history of the film
  • Claude Jutra: An Unfinished Story, a 2002 documentary by Paule Baillargeon, featuring interviews with Brault, director Bernardo Bertolucci, and actors Geneviève Bujold and Saul Rubinek
  • A Chairy Tale, a 1957 experimental short codirected by Jutra and Norman McLaren
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Optional English-dubbed soundtrack
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: A new essay by film scholar André Loiselle

    New cover by Steve Chow

Film Essays

Mon oncle Antoine: Of Asbestos Mines and Christmas Candy

By André Loiselle July 07, 2008

Every decade since 1984 the Toronto International Film Festival has conducted a poll of film scholars, critics, and directors to determine the ten best movies in the history of Canadian cinema. . . . Read more »

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Film Essays

Mon oncle Antoine: Of Asbestos Mines and Christmas Candy

By André Loiselle July 07, 2008

Every decade since 1984 the Toronto International Film Festival has conducted a poll of film scholars, critics, and directors to determine the ten best movies in the history of Canadian cinema. . . . Read more »