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Ville-Marie ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB521183
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  André Belleau
Directors:  Denys Arcand
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal),Office national du film du Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Canadian History, Canadian Social Studies, Documentary, History, Indigenous Peoples, Media and Communications, Religious Studies, Social Studies, Women's Studies
Language:  English
Grade Level:  Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1965
Running Time:  27:38


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Today it is the city of Montréal, but three centuries ago the tiny band of missionary founders called it Ville-Marie, the holy city of Mary. This film goes back to its beginning and those who felt called to plant an oasis of Christianity in the North American wilderness. In an imaginative, at times almost surrealistic, way the film recalls the highborn company from France, and shows what survives of Ville-Marie in the Montréal of today.

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