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La Visite du général de Gaulle au Québec

Year: 1967
Language: French
Format: 16mm Colour
Director: Jean-Claude Labrecque
Producer: Jean-Claude Labrecque
Cinematographer: Jean-Claude Labrecque, Michel Brault, Bernard Gosselin
Editor: Jean-Claude Labrecque
Sound: Serge Beauchemin, Marcel Carrière
Production Company: Office du film du Québec

This skilful example of the newsreel style of direct cinema, photographed by veterans of the technique, records the triumphant visit of French President Charles de Gaulle to Quebec in 1967. Offering reportage without commentary, director Jean-Claude Labrecque elaborates further on the approach he used to such dazzling results in his earlier 60 Cycles (1965), allowing the camera and expertly edited sound to be the main narrators of the events.