O, Canada!

Landscape artists who celebrated Québec’s natural magnificence, such as Lucius R. O’Brien, appeared first. Others from the Barbizon School enjoyed some success by way of their depiction of the pastoral lifestyle, and subjectivism was progressively introduced by painters corresponding to Edmund Morris. Documentaries, innovative animated films, works of fiction filmed within the “Direct Cinema” type and critiques of the clergy-dominated Québécois society had been then the principle themes chosen by the filmmakers who largely labored for the NFB.

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