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Beluga Crash Blues: un Kinodrame

Canada, 1997 (MIFF 1998, Experimental)

Director: Dominic Gagnon

A suggestion of menace hangs over this film. Verité footage of visitors to an amusement park and Montreal pedestrians going about their daily business is imbued with grinding tension by a brooding soundtrack and hesitant, almost voyeuristic, zoom lens distant closeness. Through skilful understatement the almost palpable sense of foreboding and potential catastrophe is held in suspension beyond the final frame.

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