Like today's DJs who re-mix and energize contemporary music, filmmaker Luc Bourdon has created a virtuoso mosaic of stockshots and clips from 120 NFB films to present Montreal of the '50s and '60s.
Documentary, poetry and essay rolled into one, The Memories of Angels is a singular lesson in Montreal history with its famous figures, symbolic places and ordinary citizens. Without commentary, the film moves from the red light district to Jean Drapeau, the Jacques-Cartier market, department stores downtown, textile factories and the construction of Place Ville-Marie. We meet Geneviève Bujold, Félix Leclerc, Oscar Peterson, Monique Mercure and Igor Stravinsky. We hear Raymond Lévesque, Jean Drapeau and René Lecavalier.
|Studio:||National Film Board of Canada|