The Visit

Canada, 1956

Film
Please note

Sorry, we don't have images or video for this item.

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

production company

ONF | NFB

producer

Julian Biggs

Duration

00:28:42:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1956

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

011569

Language

English

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

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

Please note: this archive is an ongoing body of work. Sometimes the credit information (director, year etc) isn’t available so these fields may be left blank; we are progressively filling these in with further research.

Cite this work on Wikipedia

If you would like to cite this item, please use the following template: {{cite web |url=https://acmi.net.au/works/74399--the-visit/ |title=The Visit |author=Australian Centre for the Moving Image |access-date=21 January 2022 |publisher=Australian Centre for the Moving Image}}