The Great Malaise

The Great Malaise

| 5 min

In the voiceover for this animated short, a young woman attempts to describe herself, casting her life in the ideal light that society expects. The film’s imagery, however, tells a different story, poignantly illustrating the intense anxiety that comes with the quest for perfection and the pursuit of happiness. A film that’s both funny and moving, and above all, profoundly human.

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The Great Malaise, Catherine Lepage, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Catherine Lepage
  • writer
    Catherine Lepage
  • producer
    Marc Bertrand
  • animation
    Agathe Bray-Bourret
    Catherine Lepage
  • editing
    Sophie Leblond
  • None
    Pascal Blanchet
    Alexia Bürger
    Claude Cloutier
  • translation
    Helge Dascher
  • sound design
    Philippe Brault
  • musical composition
    Philippe Brault
  • voice
    Miranda Handford
  • voice director
    Kathleen Fee
  • sound editing
    Pierre Yves Drapeau
  • music recording
    Charles-Emile Beaudin
  • musician
    Mélanie Bélair
    Guillaume Bourque
    Sheila Hannigan
    Ligia Paquin
    François Pilon
    Marilène Provencher Leduc
  • technical director
    Éric Pouliot
    Pierre Plouffe
  • technical specialist - animation
    Yannick Grandmont
  • technical coordinator
    Jean-François Laprise
  • foley
    Karla Baumgardner
  • foley recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • online editing
    Yannick Carrier
  • mix
    Shelley Craig
  • studio coordinator
    Laetitia Seguin
    Michèle Labelle
  • administration
    Diane Régimbald
    Karine Desmeules
  • senior production coordinator
    Camila Blos
  • marketing
    Karine Sévigny
  • associate producer
    Anne-Marie Bousquet
    Mylène Augustin
  • executive producer
    Julie Roy

  • None

    Truly just an impeccable piece of art I really loved the message that it was convaying of not everything has to go right to have a good life and to always be yourself not someone who only does what others want him to be or do. thank you for this lovely animation 0w0

    None, 28 Oct 2021

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