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A really extraordinary film, in some ways more conventional than In the Realm of Perfection, in other ways building on and expanding that film's inquiry into training, sport, and the pursuit of perfection. Adds to the catalogue of great films linked to Tokyo 1964, from Kon Ichikawa's official documentary to Chris Marker's Le mystère Koumiko. Perhaps the best thing about the film is the way it is punctuated by soundtrack-driven montage sequences - training, the 1962 World Championships, then the…
A film that lands with greater force each time I watch it. With the rerelease of many of Dunn’s LPs, this film, along with others he made at the NFB, speaks to his extraordinary talent and vision as well as the razor-sharpness of his political analysis and understanding of history, of what really went down in the “founding” of Canada.