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Free Love

Free Love

| 3 min
Comic Strip Chronicles
Comic Strip Chronicles
2017 4 films

Discover the creativity and wit of cartoonists-turned-filmmakers in our Comic Strip Chronicles, a collection of shorts that celebrates the strong affinity between two art forms: the comic strip and the animated film.


This animated short presents two friends who meet in a Paris café – one single, the other in an open relationship. As they catch up on each other's lives, it becomes clear that the real story is playing out in what's not said. The result is a penetrating look at female friendships, and the sometimes-complex amorous relationships of modern times.

This film is part of the Comic Strip Chronicles, a collection of shorts celebrating the strong affinity between comic strips and animated film. Inspired by moments of everyday life, these films showcase the playful imaginations of renowned artists Guy Delisle, Zviane, Aude Picault, Lewis Trondheim, and Jean Matthieu Tanguy. Produced by the NFB, Canal+, and Sacrebleu.

  • director
    Aude Picault
  • animation
    Rosalie Loncin
  • storyboard
    Loïc Espuche
  • sound design
    Pierre Yves Drapeau
  • voice
    Kim Carole Jalabert
    Véronique Marchand
    Nicolas Charbonneaux-Collombet
  • adaptation
    Kathleen Fee
  • voice direction
    Kathleen Fee
  • foley
    Lise Wedlock
  • foley assistant
    Thomas Garant
  • foley recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • re-recording
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • direction - opening sequence
    Pascal Blanchet
    Rodolphe Saint-Gelais
  • music - opening sequence
    Pierre Yves Drapeau
  • online editing
    Serge Verreault
  • titles
    Mélanie Bouchard
  • technical direction
    Pierre Plouffe
  • technical coordination, animation
    Yannick Grandmont
  • production coordination
    Michèle Labelle
  • technical coordination
    Jean-François Laprise
    Daniel Lord
  • administration
    Diane Régimbald
    Karine Desmeules
  • administrative team
    Diane Ayotte
    Stéphanie Lalonde
  • line producer
    Jocelyne Perrier
  • business affairs
    Claire Burnoud
  • project manager
    Camille Lequenne
  • production assistant
    Sophie de Charentenay
    David Figueredo Diez
  • production accounting
    Maxi Cortez
  • production intern
    Camille Apard
    Jean-Maxime Feutry
  • post-production studio
    High Fun
  • Les Programmes Courts et Créations
    Pascale Faure
    Brigitte Pardo
  • negotiations manager
    Sébastien Laurent
  • communications
    Karletty Lavocat
    Pascale Marie
  • producer
    Julie Roy
    Marc Bertrand
    Ron Dyens


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Ages 16 to 18

Family Studies/Home Economics - Adulthood
Family Studies/Home Economics - Relationships
Health/Personal Development - Healthy Relationships
Health/Personal Development - Sexuality

Cartoonist Aude Picault portrays two friends who meet in a Paris café—one single, the other in an open relationship. Only recommended for mature classes, as open relationships are discussed. Could be used as a conversation opener around the different forms romantic relationships can take.

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