Il Y A Longtemps Que Je T'Aime

86 minutes, 1989

Through a montage of excerpts from 60 films produced in French by the National Film Board, filmmaker Anne Claire Poirier offers an accelerated look at how the NFB has portrayed women in the last 50 years: soldiers and beauty queens, housewives and politicians, strippers and foremothers who speak out all too clearly in contrasting images. A dual vision of the world emerges from "Il y a longtemps que je t'aime:" men and women film different realities; men and women do not seek their identities in the same place. In recent times, however, there is a sense that the two sides are coming together.

Source: Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)

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