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Often overlooked and overshadowed by its North American cousin, Canadian cinema has nevertheless produced some fascinating films and directors, including Atom Egoyan, Robert Lepage, Denys Arcand, Michael Snow and David Cronenberg. "The Cinema of Canada" contains 24 essays, each on a different film and divides itself into three distinct categories: English-Canadian cinema; Quebec cinema; and Aboriginal cinema. In so doing, it provides a fascinating historical account of the development of film and documentary traditions across the diverse national and regional communities in Canada. Among the many important films discussed are "Le Declin de l'empire americain" (1988), "I've Heard the Mermaids Singing" (1988), "Exotica" (1994), "Dead Man" (1995), "Le Confessional" (1995) and "Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner" (2001).

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781904764601
ISBN-10: 1904764606
Format: Paperback
(250mm x 150mm x 15mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Wallflower Press
Publisher: Wallflower Press
Publish Date: 21-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jerry White

Jerry White is Assistant Professor of Film Studies at the University of Alberta, where he is also President of the Canadian Association for Irish Studies. He has published widely on Canadian cinema including, as co-editor, North of Everything: English-Canadian Cinema Since 1980 (2002).

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