Rhapsody in Two Languages

Director Gordon Sparling
Year 1934
Run Time 10min
Genre Documentary
Produced as part of the Canadian Cameo series, this stunning film by Gordon Sparling follows in the tradition of the "city symphonies" made by filmmakers such as Dziga Vertov and Walter Ruttmann in the final years of silent film. A bold shooting style and editing condense into eleven minutes twenty-four hours in the life of Canada's largest and bilingual city, from workers rising early to the bar-hopping of nighthawks in the city's cabarets. 


Gordon Sparling


Gordon Sparling



Original Language

No Dialogue