NFB 70 Years

NFB 70 Years

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As clever and sly as any good commercial, NFB 70 Years is the work of a filmmaker in full control of his medium and his message. With humour and self-deprecation – and not a whiff of complacency – Jean-François Pouliot smartly deconstructs the backward-looking perception often attributed to films from the National Film Board. Even the way the film is made pays homage to the filmmaking techniques that have earned Canada's public film producer and distributor its enviable reputation. This artful and skilfully produced mix of genres effectively borrows from direct cinema and flirts with virtuoso animation techniques. With its funny and clever direction, tight yet ingeniously wild and furious editing, brilliantly juxtaposed sequences with powerful relevance to the present, this film confirms the essential role of the NFB within the social fabric of Canada and the world.

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Credits
  • director
    Jean-François Pouliot
  • editing
    Yves Chaput
  • music
    Normand Roger
    Denis Chartrand
    Pierre Yves Drapeau
  • research
    Sylvia Mezei
  • archival research
    Albert Ohayon
    Marc St-Pierre
    Katherine Kasirer
    Carol Faucher
  • animation director
    Munro Ferguson
  • animator
    Claire Blanchet
    David Seitz
    Denis Roy
  • digital imaging specialist
    Pierre Plouffe
  • camera
    Daniel Vincelette
  • sound engineer
    Gilles Corbeil
  • hairstylist
    Denis Parent
  • camera
    Carrie Haber
  • voice
    Anne Sirois
    Julie Laferrière
    Norman Roy
  • recording
    Luc Léger
  • re-recording
    Serge Boivin
  • executive producer
    René Chénier
  • producer
    René Chénier

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