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"Lanctôt also blurs barriers between 'reality' and 'acting' through the use of video footage of the actors chewing the fat about their performances, their lives, and the points of contact between them. These sequences are the most jarringly anti-narrative part of the film, and in no small part are what distinguish it from a conventional family melodrama. This self-referentiality, aside from being distancing, however, serves as an echo of the subject of the narrative that it is interrupting."
-- Jerry White


Source:
White, Jerry. "To Act Is to Be: Identity in Recent Quebec Cinema." Cineaction!, no. 45 (February 1998): 18-26.