Sainte Barbe

Sainte Barbe

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This animated short about men and hair tells the story of little bald Léon and of his grandfather, an old man with a bushy black beard. A thing of legend, the grandfather's beard seems endowed with magic powers. It even turns caterpillars into butterflies! But Léon's grandmother wants to cut off the unkempt beard and regain the distinguished-looking man she married, who wore just a tidy moustache. When the old man's asleep, grandmother prowls, scissors in hand, but Léon's keeping a watchful eye on her. As long as grandpa lives, the beard will stay.

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Credits
  • director
    Cédric Louis
    Claude Barras
  • screenwriter
    Cédric Louis
  • producer
    Claude Barras
  • executive producer
    David Verrall
  • producer
    Michael Fukushima
    Benoit Dreyer
  • art director
    Cédric Louis
    Claude Barras
  • director of photography
    David Toutevoix
  • animator
    Françoise Grumeau
    Elie Chapuis
  • costume designer
    Vanessa Riera Frangu
  • editing
    David Monti
  • sound design
    Pierre Yves Drapeau
    Normand Roger
  • original music
    Pierre Yves Drapeau
  • sound mix
    Shelley Craig

  • johannamay

    very moving, visually lovely

    johannamay, 7 Dec 2011