Christmas Movies II

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Mon Oncle Antoine

Film Review by Dean Duncan Jul 6, 2015

This milestone in the history of Quebec/Canadian cinema posits and portrays a form of medieval serfdom, right in the middle of the 20th century. It begins cheerily, saucily (note: adult film!), blithely. Then, the ashes. Beneath this bright/then bootless scurrying there’s a vivid and thoroughly detailed regional Christmas, an irresistibly pre-Vatican Counsel Catholic world view, and M. Maurice Duplessis ensconced immovably in power. Doesn’t look hopeful, but A Change is Gonna Come …