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La Salla

La Salla

| 8 min

In this animated short, the classic tale of temptation is revealed in the form of a comic opera. In a room full of wind-up toys, our hero sets a chain of events into motion that ends up disturbing both his own, and the viewer's, sense of reality. La Salla has won many awards and earned an Oscar®-nomination.

  • director
    Richard Condie
  • animation
    Richard Condie
  • producer
    Ches Yetman
    Richard Condie
  • executive producer
    Ches Yetman
  • sound editing
    Patrick Godfrey
  • music
    Patrick Godfrey
  • re-recording
    Paul Sharpe


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Ages 16 to 17

Health/Personal Development - Problem Solving/Conflict Resolution

Introduce the term “comic opera” (a play largely set to music, employing comic effects or situations). Discuss whether this short animation satisfies the criteria. Consider a discussion around the topic of temptation, being sure to begin with Adam and Eve. Once the students can identify the concept of symbolism, discuss the symbolic references in this film.

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