Critical Writing Index

Robert Morin, Videaste Du Spectacle

by Israel Coté-Fortin

Canadian Journal of Film Studies, Fall 2008, v. 17, no. 2, pp. 48-58

Robert Morin holds an important place in the recent history of Quebec cinema due to his unique filmic practice which constantly questions the notion of reality. Morin's videos, even more so than his feature films shot in 35mm, overtly mix fiction and documentary to the point where any distinction between the two modes disappears completely, This draws our attention to a central aspect of his work: the phenomenon of the Spectacle affords a new perspective on Morin's oeuvre. In the process, one can identify a particular path in the development of contemporary Quebec film by which Morin's work can be interpreted as an evolutionary development of his predecessors in the direct cinema movement.

ITEM 2008.147 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

The Society of the SpectacleGuy Debord

Le Royaume est commencéRobert Morin

Gus est encore dans l'arméeRobert Morin

Le voleur vit en enferRobert Morin

La RéceptionRobert Morin

Yes Sir! madame...Robert Morin

Petit Pow! Pow! NoelRobert Morin