Mon oncle Antoine

Canada, 1971

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There was a time when the general store was the crossroads of life, a place where a boy could learn all he needed for the way ahead - especially when his uncle was the storekeeper, and also the undertaker, and the nephew often called upon to lend a hand. This film recalls such a store in a village in the asbestos mining area of Quebec in the early 1940s. The film presents a hundred-and-one vignettes of village life - all the bitter-sweet nostalgia with which a man might remember the events that thrust him into manhood. Mon oncle Antoine is about a Quebec that makes no headlines but reflects the whole of life, the ebb and flow of hope and despair that might be in anyone’s memory. (Awards: Fifteen awards including Moscow; Chicago; Toronto) In French with English subtitles.


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Gendon Films



Marc Beaudet



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Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Film festivals - Canada - Toronto - Awards

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Film festivals - United States - Chicago - Awards

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Foreign language films

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Asbestos

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Mines and mineral resources

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Family - Canada

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → French-Canadians

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Mining towns

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

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Village communities

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Mines and mineral resources

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Mining districts - Social aspects

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Village communities

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Children - Family relationships

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Canada

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Asbestos

Foreign language films

Places → Quebec (Province)






16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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