September Five at Saint-Henri

September Five at Saint-Henri

1962 / Canada / 27min

This short film is a series of vignettes of life in Saint-Henri, a Montreal working-class district, on the first day of school. From dawn to midnight, we take in the neighbourhood’s pulse: a mother fussing over children, a father's enforced idleness, teenage boys clowning, young lovers dallying - the unposed quality of daily life.


  • Original title
    September Five at Saint-Henri
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    several artists
  • Dir. of Photo.
    several artists
  • Editing
    Jacques Godbout, Monique Fortier
  • Music
    Eldon Rathburn
  • Sound
  • Duration
    27 min
  • Year
  • Country
    • Canada
  • Colour
    • Black & White
  • Audio Tracks
    ENG, FRE
  • Subtitles
  • Production
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
  • Awards


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