Mon Oncle Antoine
is Claude Jutra's masterpiece: A poignant, starkly honest, but humane film, shot through with authenticity from beginning to end. Realized with an unflagging artistic vision, Mon Oncle Antoine
poetically portrays a young boy's coming of age, vividly capturing the 1940s Quebec mining town in which he lives. Along with winning many awards in the 33 years since its release, this film has also left a visible influence on succeeding generations of Canadian filmmakers like Atom Egoyan.