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QUéBEC, Canada | 96 minutes | 1979

Arriving home from work, Suzanne is raped. The initiator of the NFB’s avant-garde En tant que femmes series, director Anne-Claire Poirier, shakes us with her exposé of a stubborn taboo: rape as a tool of male dominance. A feminist tract, both brutal and necessary, the film is now considered a classic of Quebec cinema. The exceptional narration, somewhere between fiction and mise en abyme, still raises fundamental questions about the subjugation of women’s bodies throughout history.
ERRATUM: The film was previously scheduled at 5:00pm in Cinémathèque Principale.

In collaboration with Réalisatrices Équitables.

Programs

Sunday October 20, 2019

Program #262
17:15
Cinémathèque - Salle Fernand-Seguin

Anne Claire Poirier

No biography

distribution and credits

  • Screenplay Marthe Blackburn, Anne Claire Poirier
  • Producer Jacques Gagné, Anne Claire Poirier
  • Cast Julie Vincent, Germain Houde, Paul Savoie

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