Programmed by Marc St-Pierre
A docu-drama that tells the charming story of a kid living in south-central Montreal who takes advantage of a day off in order to run away. He discovers the waterfront, the broad horizon of the great St. Lawrence River, and the bustling activity of the Port of Montreal. The film shows us an often forgotten aspect of Montreal as it was in 1958.
A word from Tënk
Screenwriter, theatrical stage director, and television director Louis-Georges Carrier is perhaps best-known for his work with Radio-Canada television, where he directed serial dramas and teleplays. His first film, however, was made with the NFB. Street to the World is a charming work of docufiction that brings us, through the eyes of a young boy, along the banks of the Saint-Lawrence in late 1950s Montreal. Filmed for the screen in an era when short films were shown before the main attraction, Street to the World is stunning, its gorgeous cinematography the work of Michel Brault, and the poetry of its wordless narrative conveyed entirely through music.
Curator of Collection, National Film Board of Canada