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Mamie lives in Gaspésie in a house that faces away from the sea. Her granddaughter wonders: “Why isn’t Mamie interested in me or her other grandchildren? Why won’t she give me any affection or her beautiful blanket? What happened that made Mamie so indifferent?” Just like her home, Mamie shuts herself off and won’t let anyone into heart. If it’s true that we are the summary of our experiences and those we allow into our lives, what remains if we don’t let anyone in? In this wonderful animation of hand-painted watercolours, the filmmaker reaches back into her own childhood memories to share a personal and touching story about the break in “passing things on” between her and her grandmother. Mamie was directed by Janice Nadeau and co-produced by the NFB and Folimage.

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  • direction
    Janice Nadeau
  • narration
    Isabelle Blais
  • background voice
    Johanne Garneau
    Sam-Éloi Girard
    Marine Guérin
    Adèle L'Heureux-Hubert
    Mael Perez Marleau
  • original music
    Benoît Charest
  • sound design
    Olivier Calvert
  • foley
    Lise Wedlock
  • recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • re-recording
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • layout
    Sylvie Léonard
  • animator
    Marc Robinet
    Sylvie Léonard
  • technical director
    Pierre Plouffe
  • editor
    Hervé Guichard
  • executive producer
    Julie Roy
  • producer
    Corinne Destombes
    Marc Bertrand
  • script
    Janice Nadeau