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50th Directors’ Fortnight May 9-19, 2018

Les Maudits Sauvages

Fortnight 1971, Feature film, 116'

Synopsis

n this meditative French-language film, a fur trapper and a young Native American woman appear in a variety of scenes and situations from 1670 to 1970. These scenes highlight philosophical issues regarding humanity’s perspective on mankind and how this affects attitudes to those who differ from one’s own clan or group. The argument is made that beliefs and attitudes have not changed substantially during that time. A highlight of this film is its fine camerawork.

Director

Jean-Pierre Lefèbvre

Differently of his contemporary quebecois’ directors, Lefebvre didn’t make his class in the documentary. After his Literary studies and seven years of critics, he immediatly began directing fiction movies; a short in 1964 _ »L’Homoman »_ preceeding an ininterrompt serie of movies of which he produce at least the first five. In fact, he has found his own production company Cinak Ltee and his own distributing company Disci Inc. His style is based on low cost movies, on natural location and using few characters. He approach the cinema in the same ‘maniere’ then Luc Besson; a non-narrative non-psychological cinema, mostly without action where the characters present themselves by the way they live.

Denise Morelle
Jacques Thisdale
Nicole Filion
Pierre Dufresne
Rachel Cailhier

Screenplay
Jean Pierre Lefebvre

Image
Jean Claude Labrecque