Hot Docs 2014: Jutra – Review

By Jared Bratt
Pretty Clever Films, Toronto, Canada
April 2014
Canadian filmmaker Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre has just come back from the prestigious Cannes International Film Fest where her documentary Jutra was featured in the lineup of the 46th Director’s Fortnight – an honor not simply bestowed on any film.
Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre’s intimate (yet expansive and inviting) short-documentary, Jutra, recites to us the evolution and premature demise of maverick Quebec filmmaker, Claude Jutra (1930-1986).

"Realizing this very fact, acknowledging that “yes, I have indeed been significantly impacted by this man’s work”, well these perhaps biased reminiscences only served to heighten my own very personal sensitivity that all hope is not lost just yet, because a film like Jutra exists. "

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