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Lipsett Diaries

Lipsett Diaries

| 14 min

This animated short by Theodore Ushev depicts the maelstrom of anguish that tormented Arthur Lipsett, a famed Canadian experimental filmmaker who died at the age of 49. His descent into depression and madness is explored through a series of images as well as sounds taken from Lipsett's own work.

  • animation
    Theodore Ushev
  • direction
    Theodore Ushev
  • text
    Chris Robinson
  • narration
    Xavier Dolan
  • special advisor
    Ivan Tankushev
  • editing
    Oana Suteu
    Theodore Ushev
  • sound design
    Olivier Calvert
  • voice
    Jarvis Robinson Neall
    Samuel Jacques
  • music
    David Bryant
  • additional music
    Robert Marcel Lepage
  • re-recording
    Serge Boivin
  • foley
    Lise Wedlock
  • recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • online editing
    Denis Gathelier
  • digital imaging specialist
    Pierre Plouffe
    Susan Gourley
  • technical support
    Isabelle Painchaud
  • adaptation
    Bérangère Rouard
    Xavier Dolan
  • rights researcher
    Pascale Bilodeau
  • marketing manager
    Christine Noël
  • administrator
    Diane Régimbald
  • administrative team
    Diane Ayotte
    Michèle Labelle
    Karine Desmeules
  • technical coordinator
    Julie Laperrière
  • line producer
    Francine Langdeau
  • executive producer
    René Chénier
  • producer
    Marc Bertrand


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Ages 16 to 17

Arts Education - Visual Arts

This short film can be shown in a film class or art class. You can use it to introduce students to the film style known as collage. You may also choose to screen Arthur Lipsett’s original films alongside this short work so students can better grasp the creative process and the notion of inspiration.

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