Mon Oncle Antoine (2008) 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…
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Mon Oncle Antoine (2008)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Jul 08, 2008; DVD Release Date: Jul 08, 2008; Movie Rated: Unrated; With: Jacques Gagnon

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 Jul 25, 2008 Published in issue #1004 Aug 01, 2008 Order article reprints