Doclisboa wants to question the present of film, bringing along its history and assuming cinema as a mode of freedom. By refusing the categorization of film practice, it searches for the new problematics that cinematic image implies, in its multiple ways of engagement with the contemporary. Doclisboa tries to be a place to imagine reality through new modes of perception, reflection, and possible new forms of action.
Direct Cinema in Quebec
Three major topics of this retrospective: urban life (24h in the life of the working-class district of Saint-Henri, in Montreal), sport (professional wrestling) and isolated communities in a harsh landscape (lumberjacks in a snowy forest).
Manouane River Lumberjacks
Bûcherons de la Manouane
1962 • Canada • 28’
Michel Brault, Claude Jutra, Marcel Carrière, Claude Fournier
1961 • Canada • 28’
September Five at Saint-Henri
À Saint-Henri le cinq septembre
1962 • Canada • 42’