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Still from Mouvement perpétuel. Cinémathèque québécoise.

Date produced: 1949

Filmmaker(s):

Claude Jutra

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Languages:

French

Length:

15 min

Format:

16mm

Colour:

B&W

Sound:

The film is set to Ottokar Nováček's violin composition Perpetuum mobile.

Awards/Recognition:

Second Annual Canadian Film Awards, 1950 - Best Amateur Film

Description:

"Distinctive for its superb blend of old and new visual techniques coupled with an unusual sound track, the film was unanimously selected as the winning entry [in the amateur category at the Canadian Film Awards in 1950]" (Topalovich, 10).

Resources:

Mouvement perpétuel stands as the Canadian Film Awards' de facto Film of the Year for 1950 along with North Shore (1950) as the judges did not select a winner in the professional category.

Oeuvres - Mouvement perpétuel. Collection en ligne, Cinémathèque québécoise.

Topalovich, Maria. "1950, the Second Year." A Pictorial History of the Canadian Film Awards. Toronto: Stoddart Publishing, 1984.

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Cinémathèque québécoise