Canada on Screen

Le Chat dans le sac

The Cat in the Bag

Gilles GroulxCanada74 minutes1964PGB&WFrench

Dec 19
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One of the first of the very few fiction features produced by the NFB's French-language studio, Gilles Groulx's free-flowing tale of a young man struggling with the pressures of urban life, capitalist modernity and his own French Canadian identity echoes the formal playfulness and political charge of Godard's cinema of the time.

Ce récit à bâtons rompus signé par Gilles Groulx est l'un des premiers (et rares) longs métrages de fiction produits par le Studio français de l'ONF. Il raconte l'histoire d'un jeune homme confronté aux angoisses de la vie urbaine, du capitalisme moderne et de sa propre identité canadienne-française, avec une forme ludique et une conscience politique évoquant le cinéma de Godard à l'époque.