Sainte Barbe

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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Cédric Louis
Claude Barras
Cédric Louis
Claude Barras
executive producer
David Verrall
Michael Fukushima
Benoit Dreyer
art director
Cédric Louis
Claude Barras
director of photography
David Toutevoix
Françoise Grumeau
Elie Chapuis
costume designer
Vanessa Riera Frangu
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

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