Cinema: Director's Diary

Take It All, entitled A Tout Prendre in its original French-language version, was made several years ago by an ostentatiously sensitive French Canadian, Claude Jutra, 36. The movie is deep-dyed autobiography, Jutra's freehand account of his longer thoughts about life and love ("That which we give to a beloved, we give without relinquishing"), his swinging existence among Montreal's young bohemians, his secret fears (hoodlums with blazing guns mostly, a sort of Mafia of man's subconscious) and, more prominently, his delicious intimacy with a show-stopping mulatto model named Johanne, who plays herself.

Playing opposite her, Jutra outdoes himself in celebrating the girl's dusky...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!