STK-ID 72677

VARIOUS SHOTS taken at Îles de la Madeleine (Magdalen Islands): in the central room of a house, equipped with a large wood stove, a girl and boy seated at a table do their homework. An elderly woman sits in a rocking chair near them, knitting. In the background, seen through an open door, two women and a man, fairly old, are in the kitchen. The man rises, exits the kitchen and walks toward the children. He takes a lamp hanging above the table and brightens it. A small boy comes up to the man, as he pulls up a straight-backed chair and sits down. The man sits the little boy on his knee and talks to him, smiling and smoking a cigarette. In the same room, with the grandmother knitting and the children doing their homework, the man converses with another man seated in front of him. A woman exits the kitchen and picks up a kettle from the wood stove. The grandmother interrupts her knitting to speak to the children, who look up from their homework. A man dressed elegantly in a suit and tie comes down the stairs and enters a room with a mirror and washbasin. He carefully combs his hair as he looks in the mirror.


Excerpt from
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, HDCAM SR, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
35mm neg b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
1920 x 1080