Discovering Raoul Barre, DVD, English edition


Raoul Barré, a native of Montreal, is a constant surprise to those who delve into his life and career. A tremendously versatile man harbouring progressive ideas and intrigued by new technology, Barré made a mark in the early 20th century through various art forms. In 1914, he opened a studio in New York City where he invented techniques that would revolutionize the field of animation. In the 1920s, he was hired to draw and script the legendary Felix the Cat cartoons. This compilation, featuring prints from the archives of the Cinémathèque québécoise, spotlights Barré's talent for rhythm, gags and movement, not to mention his cheeky humour.

Produced by the National Film Board of Canada and Cinémathèque québécoise
Original Music Gabriel Thibaudeau
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