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Vertige (1969 film)

Vertige is a Canadian short film, directed by Jean Beaudin and released in 1969.[1] An examination of youth culture in the era,[2] the film uses psychedelic techniques to depict young people hedonistically seeking escape in sexual activity and drug use.[3]

Directed byJean Beaudin
Produced byGilles Boivin
Clément Perron
Music bySerge Garant
CinematographyJean-Claude Labrecque
Edited byÉric de Bayser
Release date
Running time
44 minutes

The film won the Canadian Film Award for Best Film Over 30 Minutes at the 21st Canadian Film Awards in 1969, and Serge Garant received a special award for the film's score.[4]

In 2012, experimental filmmaker Marc Campbell released a recut of Vertige, replacing Garant's original soundtrack with a radically slowed down version of The Beatles' song "I Am the Walrus".[3]


  1. ^ "Film news". Ottawa Journal, August 8, 1970.
  2. ^ Léo Bonneville, «Il faut abolir la notion de héros». Séquences, Vol. 89 (1977). pp. 4–12.
  3. ^ a b Lee Thomas-Mason, "Jean Beaudin’s trippy ’60s film soundtracked by The Beatles song ‘I Am The Walrus’". Far Out Magazine, July 3, 2019.
  4. ^ Maria Topalovich, And the Genie Goes To...: Celebrating 50 Years of the Canadian Film Awards. Stoddart Publishing, 2000. ISBN 0-7737-3238-1. pp. 85-87.

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