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The Colours of My Father: A Portrait of Sam Borenstein

The Colours of My Father: A Portrait of Sam Borenstein

| 29 min

The NFB's 60th Oscar®-nominated film.

With great singleness of purpose, Sam Borenstein painted for over 40 years. Despite his obvious talent it was only near the end of his life that his work began to be known. Twenty years after the artist's death, animation filmmaker Joyce Borenstein brings her father's work to a wider audience. Using various animation techniques in this documentary, she skillfully and harmoniously integrates archival material, filmed sequences, the painting themselves, and reminiscences of friends and family, to bring Sam Borenstein's work to life.

  • director
    Joyce Borenstein
  • script
    Joyce Borenstein
  • animation
    Joyce Borenstein
  • producer
    Richard Elson
    Sally Bochner
  • executive producer
    Colin Neale
  • associate producer
    Christine York
  • photography
    David De Volpi
  • animation camera
    Pierre Landry
  • sound
    Diane Carrière
    Michel Chalut
    Donald Cohen
    Adrian Croll
    Ron Hallis
    Ed Harker
    Claude Hazanavicius
    Hans Oomes
  • editing
    Rita Roy
  • sound editing
    Paul Demers
  • re-recording
    Hans Peter Strobl
    Adrian Croll
  • voice
    Paul Soles
    Griffith Brewer
  • music
    Normand Roger


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