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Restlessness: Claude Jutra's "Wow"

(Added 16 August 2010)


Image: WOW, 1969, 94 min 41 s
Director: Claude Jutra
With English subtitles

Prompted by the filmmaker, nine teenagers individually act out their secret dreams and, between times, talk about their world as they see it. Babette conceives of herself as an abbess defending her fortress, a convent; Michelle is transported in a dream of love where all time ceases; Philippe is the revolutionary, defeating all the institutions that plague him, and so on, through all their fantasies. All the actual preoccupations of youth are raised: authority, drugs, social conflict, sex.

See an excerpt of this film on the NFB online

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