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L' anniversaire de Bob

L' anniversaire de Bob

| 12 min

Court métrage d’animation sur les remises en question existentielles d’un homme au bord de la crise de la quarantaine. Bob est dentiste. Le jour de ses 40 ans, tout lui paraît soudain moins rose : ses patients l’importunent, ses amis l'ennuient, son futur l'inquiète. Quel sens donner à sa vie? Durant ce temps, sa femme lui prépare une fête-surprise. Mais qui de Bob, de Martine ou des invités sera le plus surpris? Une cascade de rires qui guérit de tous les maux de l'âme!


Credits
  • director
    Alison Snowden
    David Fine
  • producer
    Alison Snowden
    David Fine
    David Verrall
    Jacques Vallée
  • executive producer
    Barrie McLean
  • script
    Alison Snowden
    David Fine
  • animation camera
    Pierre Landry
    Lynda Pelley
    Raymond Dumas
    Robin L.P. Bain
  • sound editing
    Danuta Klis
  • sound mixer
    Jean-Pierre Joutel
    Serge Boivin
  • animation
    Alison Snowden
    David Fine
    Janet Perlman
  • voice
    Élise Bertrand
    Luis de Cespedes
    Hubert Fielden
    Joanne Léveillé
    Benoit Rousseau
  • music
    Patrick Godfrey

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Education

Ages 12 to 17

Arts Education - Art
Arts Education - Drama
Health/Personal Development - Human Growth and Development
Health/Personal Development - Mental Health/Stress/Suicide

Discuss differences in expectations between guests, wife and Bob. What holidays are experienced differently by some people, despite expectations of society? How to act when someone is sad? Activity: In groups, students each tell a story about something amusing that happened to them or someone they know. They make drawings, comic strips or collages. One person from each group tells his/her story to class. Discuss what makes a good storytelling performance and what visual art adds.

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