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June 12th - 29th, 2022

This small program aims to repair an injustice: the lack of importance given to the animal world in the Cinémathèque québécoise’s programming since its foundation in 1963. However, cinema has since its beginnings and even before, among the precursors (Muybridge), granted with infinite patience a capital importance to the living phenomenon, placing of course at its center the recording of all animal appearances, in a documentary perspective. However, singular fictions have developed over time where the animal takes a role in the strong sense of the term, switching forever into the world of cinematographic representations. This is the first entry in a multi-part series devoted to animals.