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.
Breaking off – Debating Film
The pioneers: from The Days Before Christmas, a portrait of Montreal during the holidays, to The Snowshoers, the film that introduces direct cinema in Quebec. Simultaneously, Bail foresees a path yet to unveil, combining fiction and techniques from direct cinema.
1959-2007 • Canada • 73’
Gilles Groulx, Michel Brault
1958 • Canada • 15’
The Days Before Christmas
Terence Macartney-Filgate, Stanley Jackson, Wolf Koenig
1958 • Canada • 30’