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Kamouraska

Screening on Film
Directed by Claude Jutra.
With Geneviève Bujold, Richard Jordan, Marcel Cuvelier.
Canada, 1973, 35mm, color, 124 min.
French and English with English subtitles.
Print source: Cinematheque Québécoise

As her husband lays dying, Elisabeth (Bujold) recounts her past life and loves, including her previous marriage to the seigneur of the village of Kamouraska and her illicit affair with an American doctor. Jutra’s first attempt at epic filmmaking was no easy feat; producers forced him to remove almost an hour of footage from the final cut, resulting in a compromised but still compelling vision of 19th century Québec.

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