Not In The English Language #2 has just been posted over at HeyUGuys.co.uk, the most recent of my new weekly columns for the site. Acting as an extension of sorts of the work we do here at Hope Lies at 24 Frames Per Second, the new column expands our horizons greatly, bringing our work to a whole new audience.
This weeks piece, a Christmas special, is on Claude Jutra’s Mon Oncle Antoine, the 1971 French-Canadian tale of an orphan growing up in his uncles general store. As long-term readers may recall, Mon Oncle Antoine just so happens to be my favourite Christmas movie, and I hope that its coverage on HeyUGuys brings the film to a wider audience. Criminally, the film isn’t available on UK DVD or Blu-ray, nor has it ever received much of a retrospective, which is especially strange when one takes in to account the fact that Sight & Sound magazine have twice named the picture as the greatest Canadian film of all time. I cannot stress just how enjoyable the film is, especially to those who might be familiar with the likes of The 400 Blows and L’enfance-Nue, so seek out a copy!