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A hit with both critics and audiences, NFB doc The Devil’s Share is available free online at NFB.ca starting October 18


October 11, 2018 – Montreal – National Film Board of Canada (NFB)

Starting October 18, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) will be streaming Luc Bourdon’s feature documentary The Devil’s Share free of charge at NFB.ca. The film is currently available in download-to-own (DTO) HD format.

Produced at the NFB by Colette Loumède, the film had a remarkable world premiere at Montreal’s Festival du nouveau cinéma in 2017 and won in the Best Feature- or Medium-Length Documentary category at the 2017 Festival international du cinéma francophone en Acadie (FICFA).

The Devil’s Share also won the Prix Iris for Best Sound – Documentary Film, recognizing the work of Catherine Van Der Donckt and Jean Paul Vialard, and was nominated for the Prix Iris for Best Documentary Film and the Prix Iris for Best Editing – Documentary Film (Michel Giroux) at the Gala Québec Cinéma this year. There will be more screenings of the French version of the film in Quebec throughout the fall.

About the film

Deftly selecting clips from nearly 200 films from the NFB archives, Bourdon creates a compelling look at a decade (1967–1980) in which Quebec society was profoundly transformed. Evocative excerpts from films by acclaimed directors highlight the powerful on-screen presence of well-known personalities such as René Lévesque, Robert Charlebois, Micheline Lanctôt, Michel Tremblay, René Simard, Pauline Julien, Mouffe, Jean Chrétien and Alanis Obomsawin.

About the filmmaker 

Luc Bourdon is one of the key figures in the art of videography in Canada. Over a period of more than 25 years, he has created some 50 works in a variety of genres—documentary, drama, experimental—that focus primarily on the subjects of history and memory. These themes lie at the heart of the two feature documentaries he’s made at the NFB: The Memories of Angels (2008) and The Devil’s Share (2017).


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Electronic Press Kit | Images, trailers, synopsis: The Devil’s Share

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