30.09. - 09.10.2021

Drifting Upstream Canada 1967 | 85 min | OV | Black & White | FF 2012

Michel Brault

Michel Brault (*1928) started out as a cameraman. He was an important figure in the Direct Cinema movement of the 1960s. Drifting Upstream was his debut as director.

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A man is determined to find fame and fortune. Claude leaves the provinces hoping for a big break in Montréal as a folk singer.Finding his feet in the metropolis is harder than he thought. To survive, he goes from one odd job to the next. In a fast-food restaurant he meets Geneviève and they fall in love. This seems to give his career a boost, he does well in a song contest and raises his profile in the music business. The path to his longed-forfame is open - but at teh expense of Geneviève. An unforgettable ballad between reality and fiction.
Original title: Entre la mer et l'eau douce
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: French
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Michel Brault
Screenplay: Denys Arcand, Michel Brault, Marcel Dubé, Gérald Godin, Claude Jutra
Cast: Geneviève Bujold, Claude Gauthier, Louise Latraverse, Paul Gauthier, Robert Charlebois
Producer: Michel Brault
Director of Photography: Michel Brault, Bernard Gosselin, Jean-Claude Labrecque
Music: Claude Gauthier
Production Design:
Editor: Michel Brault, Werner Nold
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: 35 mm
Printsource: Toronto International Film Festival
German Distributor:
World Sales: Nanouk Films
Production: Cooperatio Inc.


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