Across Cultures

Cinema and Representation

Other Views, Other Experiences

By Albert Ohayon and Marc St-Pierre, NFB Collection Analysts 

Person interviewed

Marilu Mallet

Born in Chile and living in Canada since 1973, Marilú Mallet has made documentaries, fiction films and docudramas. Among her best-known works are Journal inachevé, awardwinner at Biarritz, Chère Amérique, awardwinner at Cannes, and La cueca sola, which won many prestigious prizes in Canada and abroad.


See films and photos

The Tree That Remembers [2002]
Excerpt - 3:09

Rupture [1998]
Excerpt - 1:42

Some Kind of Arrangement [1997]
Excerpt - 1:23

Les Borges [1978]
Excerpt - 4:30

Our Street Was Paved with Gold [1973]
Excerpt - 2:36

Some Kind of Arrangement [1997]



Our Street Was Paved with Gold
1973, director: Albert Kish

Excerpt (2:36)

The filmmaker records a scene at a store where the customers and the owner converse in Hungarian. The participants are filmed in a setting where they feel at home. They talk freely about their attachment to their native Hungary. The filmmaker does not intrude on the conversations but narrates how his personal experience was similar to other Hungarians living in Canada and their need to know what is going on “back home.”

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