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Mon Oncle Antoine Claude Jutra's sensitive portrait of small-town life in '40s Quebec seen through the eyes of an orphan (Gagnon) doesn't quite live up to its rep as...Mon Oncle AntoinePT104MUnrated Claude Jutra's sensitive portrait of small-town life in '40s Quebec seen through the eyes of an orphan (Gagnon) doesn't quite live up to its rep as...2008-07-25Lyne Champagne
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Mon Oncle Antoine

Starring: Jacques Gagnon; Starring: Lyne Champagne; Director: Claude Jutra; Author: Claude Jutra; Status: In Season; Runtime (in minutes): In Season; MPAA Rating: In Season

Claude Jutra’s sensitive portrait of small-town life in ’40s Quebec seen through the eyes of an orphan (Gagnon) doesn’t quite live up to its rep as the ”best Canadian film ever made.” But Paule Baillargeon’s accompanying 2002 doc about Jutra — who never duplicated Mon Oncle Antoine’s success and committed suicide at 56 — is artful and poignant. Also included in the EXTRAS: A Chairy Tale, a rambunctious ‘57 short, codirected by Jutra and Norman McLaren. B

Originally posted July 25 2008 — 12:00 AM EDT

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