Cinema: End of Innocence

MY UNCLE ANTOINE

Directed by CLAUDE JUTRA

Screenplay by CLEMENT PERRON

Worn by repetition, the story of how a boy becomes a man can still be a revelation. So it is in My Uncle Antoine, an earthy, substantial Canadian movie about a few days in the life of a lad called Benoit. The setting is contemporary—a small mining town in Quebec—but there is an appropriate aura of timelessness about it. Director Claude Jutra (Take It All) approaches the excellent Clement Perron screenplay with such intuition and insight that he manages to make Benoit's initiation...

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