Discover the creativity and wit of cartoonists-turned-filmmakers in our Comic Strip Chronicles, a collection of shorts that celebrates the strong affinity between two art forms: the comic strip and the animated film.
Ride the commuter train with this animated short that questions what goes on it the hearts of minds of the train's silent passengers. Filmmakers Lewis Trondheim and Jean Matthieu Tanguy take a common, humdrum experience and turn it into a captivating journey tinged with some delicious, deadpan humour.This film is part of the Comic Strip Chronicles, a collection of shorts celebrating the strong affinity between comic strips and animated film. Inspired by moments of everyday life, these films showcase the playful imaginations of renowned artists Guy Delisle, Zviane, Aude Picault, Lewis Trondheim, and Jean Matthieu Tanguy. Produced by the NFB, Canal+, and Sacrebleu.
Ages 12 to 18
History and Citizenship Education - Issues in Society Today
Media Education - Film Animation
Social Studies - Contemporary Issues
Animated short by filmmakers Lewis Trondheim and Jean Matthieu Tanguy narrating what goes on in the minds of a commuter train’s silent passengers. Ideal as an introduction to a creative writing prompt such as “strangers on a train.” Students could be asked to describe in detail a character’s attributes and what their lives are like based on a brief encounter with a stranger in their daily lives.