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The Blinding Sea (VOSTF)
Location
Fernand-Seguin screening room
Date
June 19th - 23rd, 2021
Duration
108 min
Cycle
New releases

Le Centre d’art et d’essai de la Cinémathèque québécoise (CAECQ) a pour mission de programmer prioritairement des documentaires et des fictions indépendantes québécoises, mais également des documentaires internationaux, des films d’animation et des films étrangers sous-titrés en français en privilégiant les occasions de rencontres entre le public et les artisans des films. Sa programmation est présentée conjointement à celle de la Cinémathèque québécoise sous la mention Nouveauté.

The Blinding Sea
Nouveauté CAECQ
Directed by
George Tombs
Language
VOSTF
Origins
Canada
Year
2020
Duration
108 min
Genre
Documentary
Format
Digital
Synopsis

The Blinding Sea is a documentary film chronicling the life and career of Norwegian polar explorer Roald Amundsen in the years 1897-1928. This award-winning film uses the camera to explore polar landscapes and seascapes, record oral traditions, and evoke states of psychological and physical health.

The Blinding Sea
Awards

George Tombs

George Tombs is a Montreal-based artist-historian and award-winning writer and filmmaker. As a journalist and former Michener Fellow, he reported from six continents, later serving as executive director of an international medical association and then as a university professor. His biography of fallen newspaper magnate Conrad Black, Robber Baron (2007), was a Canadian bestseller. George holds a PhD in History from McGill University and completed a post-graduate year in Medical Science at Oxford University. The Blinding Sea is his first film.

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