Anne Claire Poirier

O.V. French

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...

QUéBEC, Canada | 96 minutes | 1979


Sunday October 20, 2019

Cinémathèque - Salle Fernand-Seguin
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