This short documentary follows the 11th St-Laurent long-distance bicycle race held in Quebec in the summer of 1964. There, participants from 13 countries covered 2 400 km of Gaspé countryside in 12 days–a course longer than those of Italy, Belgium or Spain.
The National Film Board of Canada commissioned the film with Jean-Claude Labrecque as director. Labreque utilized telephoto lenses for the film’s quintessential long shots and a car-mounted camera to fully capture the nonstop action against such a stunning backdrop.
The long shots of curving landscape and open road are set to a mesmerizing soundtrack in this documentary, and the results are spellbinding.
via Nag on the Lake