The Visit

Canada, 1956

Film
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Paul, a young French Canadian, is caught between two ways of life, and must choose for himself between the old and the new. After a two year absence, Paul returns to the Quebec village where he grew up. His father hopes he will stay and take over his boat-building trade. Despite family ties, Paul sees the inevitable change that is coming to the province and responds to the stronger call of the industrial world.

Credits

director

Bernard Devlin

producer

Julian Biggs

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:28:42:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

30131

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Boatbuilding

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Industrialization

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Small business

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Family - Canada

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Quebec (Province)

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Boatbuilding

Documentary

Documentary → Docudrama

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Fathers and sons

Places → Quebec (Province)

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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