Drifting Upstream (1967), a film by Michel Brault

October 02, October 09

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Young mariner Claude leaves his little hometown to pursue his dream as a folk singer in Montreal. There he meets Geneviève, and they become lovers. But the relationship falters as Claude begins to experience success. Michel Brault (1928-2013) took part in the period that saw the founding of the new Cinéma Québécois in the 60s and 70s. Known above all for his documentaries, he created his enchantingly poetic feature film debut that vividly reflects the societal shifts of the 60s in Quebec. (85 minutes)


Presented by Telefilm Canada in partnership with the Canada Council for the Arts and the Government of Canada.

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DFF – Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum
Schaumainkai 41, 60596 Frankfurt am Main

Claude Gauthier, Geneviève Bujold, Michel Brault

French and German