"This [Le sourd dans la ville] was a challenging work to adapt for the cinema, since it is basically a novel in polyphonic free direct discourse in which the voices of several characters can inhabit the same lengthy sentence. In her adaptation, however, Dansereau has achieved a cinematic equivalent of this interiorization and provided a centred, guiding thread. This is Florence [...] whose husband has left her and who leaves her luxurious apartment overlooking the city, through which she wanders, ending up in a sordid hotel [...]."
-- Bill Marshall
Marshall, Bill. Quebec National Cinema. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2001. (p. 224)