"The authorial signature of [Léa] Pool, a Swiss émigré to Quebec, is marked strongly by the influence of European art cinema and bears a level of textual and symbolic abstraction that, in many ways, runs completely against the grain of the history of Quebec cinema."
-- Brenda Longfellow
Longfellow, Brenda. "Gender, Landscape, and Colonial Allegories in The Far Shore, Loyalties, and Mouvements du désir." In Gendering the Nation: Canadian Women's Cinema, edited by Kay Armatage, Kass Banning, Brenda Longfellow, and Janine Marchessault. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1999. (p. 176)