Opinion

Considering the Claude Jutra scandal, one week later

It was one week ago today that news spread of a new book about Quebec filmmaking icon Claude Jutra. And yet, it feels almost like an eternity. If the scandal has now placed Jutra's personal legacy into the trash bin of history, perhaps the most amazing thing about the way things unfolded is the sheer velocity of the scandal.

Film journalist and academic Matthew Hays on the 'sheer velocity' of events that transpired since last Tuesday

Director Claude Jutra and actress Louise Rinfret are shown in a 1985 file photo standing next to a poster for Jutra's French-language film "La Dame en Couleurs," in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Bill Grimshaw (THE CANADIAN PRESS)

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