"Done under the auspices of the ONF (Programme: Regards de femmes), [Il y a longtemps que je t'aime] offers a very accurate picture of woman and woman's life. Drawing from old newsreels, women at war and women at beauty contests are depicted. We hear the opinions of men on physicality vs. femininity in women; we see the socialization processes coming in the early primer (reader), where Guy likes sports, while Yvette helps in the house, and always pleases her parents. We see shots of beer-bellied men gaping at dancers and stripteasers, and hear the tearful confessions of these women, offered through their distress."
-- Janis L. Pallister
Pallister, Janis L. "Women's Cinema." In The Cinema of Quebec: Masters in Their Own House. London: Associated University Presses, 1995. (pp. 107-108)