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In 1970, Hungarian-Québécois photographer Gabor Szilasi set out for the Charlevoix region of Québec to photograph the last vestiges of a disappearing rural world.

Thirty-five years later, filmmaker Catherine Martin went back to revisit the lanscape, places and people he photographed. L’esprit des lieux retraces Szilasi’s photographic journey, taking stock of what remains and what has disappeared.

Original or Alternative Title

  • L’esprit des lieux

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  • 2006

Screening Formats

  • Digibeta,


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  • Les Films du 3 Mars logo