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Sainte Barbe

2007 7 min
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This animated short about men and hair tells the story of little bald Léon and of his grandfather, an old man with a bushy black beard. A thing of legend, the grandfather's beard seems endowed with magic powers. It even turns caterpillars into butterflies! But Léon's grandmother wants to cut off the unkempt beard and regain the distinguished-looking man she married, who wore just a tidy moustache. When the old man's asleep, grandmother prowls, scissors in hand, but Léon's keeping a watchful eye on her. As long as grandpa lives, the beard will stay.

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Sainte Barbe

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This animated short about men and hair tells the story of little bald Léon and of his grandfather, an old man with a bushy black beard. A thing of legend, the grandfather's beard seems endowed with magic powers. It even turns caterpillars into butterflies! But Léon's grandmother wants to cut off the unkempt beard and regain the distinguished-looking man she married, who wore just a tidy moustache. When the old man's asleep, grandmother prowls, scissors in hand, but Léon's keeping a watchful eye on her. As long as grandpa lives, the beard will stay.
  • director
    Cédric Louis
    Claude Barras
  • screenwriter
    Cédric Louis
  • producer
    Claude Barras
    Michael Fukushima
    Benoit Dreyer
  • executive producer
    David Verrall
  • associate producer
    Izabela Rieben
  • art director
    Cédric Louis
    Claude Barras
  • director of photography
    David Toutevoix
  • animator
    Françoise Grumeau
    Elie Chapuis
  • operator
    Aurélie Sprenger
    Jérôme Nyfler
  • software engineer
    Stéphane Pierroz
  • assistant
    Régine Boichat
  • set builder
    Ludovic Chemarin
  • props master
    Delphine Daumas
  • painter
    Gilles-Emmanuel Fiaux
    André Crettaz
  • character sculptor
    Claude Barras
  • character builder
    Gregory Boissart
  • costume designer
    Vanessa Riera Frangu
  • character painter
    Cédric Louis
    Claude Barras
  • editing
    David Monti
  • visual effects
    Stéphane Pierroz
    Régine Boichat
    Susan Gourley
    Louis-André Fortin
    Hoang-Quan Pham
  • titles
    Nicolas Robel
  • sound design
    Pierre Yves Drapeau
    Normand Roger
  • original music
    Pierre Yves Drapeau
  • musician
    Mathieu Lussier
    Martin Carpentier
    Jean Marc Martel
    Éric Lagacé
    Michel Dupire
  • sound mix
    Shelley Craig
  • production manager
    Caroline Velan
  • production assistant
    Jean Blaise Perrin
  • production coordinator
    Julie Laperrière
  • administrator
    Gisèle Guilbault
    Rosalina Di Sario
  • marketing
    Mia Desroches
    Melissa Wheeler
    Claude Barras

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Education

Ages 14 to 15
This film is worthwhile for leading students to analyze symbolic content and transpose it to a narrative text. Inform students that they will be viewing a silent animated film and then transposing it in writing, in the form of a fairy tale for children aged 6 to 8. Ask the students to retain all of the subtleties they notice during the screening, as well as the symbolic elements. They must then be sure to include all of these elements in their stories.
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