Volcano: an inquiry into the life and death of Malcolm Lowry

Canada, 1976

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Author of one of the major novels of the century, Under the Volcano, Malcolm Lowry fought a winning battle with words, and a losing battle with liquor. On-location shooting in four countries, photographs, readings by Richard Burton from Lowry’s novel, and interviews with the people who loved and hated him give the film a terrifying immediacy. More than a portrait, it is a reflection on the greater agony of man. (10 awards including: Asolo; Toronto; Oscar nomination, Hollywood.)

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Credits

production company

ONF | NFB

co-producer

Donald Brittain

Robert Duncan

James de B. Domville

co-director

Donald Brittain

John Kramer

Duration

01:39:30:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1976

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