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Il était une chaise

Il était une chaise

| 9 min

Le 13e film de l’ONF à être nommé aux Oscars®

Court métrage d'animation à la manière éblouissante de Norman McLaren. Le cinéaste illustre le phénomène insolite de la révolte de la matière. Mais pourquoi l'homme et l'objet ne se mettraient-ils pas d'accord en toute amitié?


Credits
  • director
    Norman McLaren
    Claude Jutra
  • animation
    Evelyn Lambart
  • music
    Ravi Shankar
    Chatur Lal
  • sound recording
    Maurice Blackburn
  • cast
    Claude Jutra

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Education

Ages 15 to 15

Ethics and Religious Culture - Ethical Values
Health/Personal Development - Healthy Relationships

Does the relationship between the man and the chair remind you of any real life relationships? What if a person were used as a prop, to represent the chair? How would this change the way we understand the film? How do established roles affect how we interact with people? If we step outside our roles, what could happen? Have students role-play with a chair or other inanimate object.

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