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Oscar® Nominee, Best Short Film (Animated), 2011


2011 9 min
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A Sunday afternoon as seen through the eyes of a child

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In keeping with their Sunday tradition, after mass a family flocks to grandma and grandpa’s house, where the chaotic discussion soon begins to resemble a raucous gathering of crows on power lines. The local factory has shut its doors and, naturally, the adults can’t stop fretting about their money woes. On this particular grey Sunday, a young boy drops a coin on some nearby train tracks out of sheer boredom. Picking the coin up after a train has run over it, he discovers to his astonishment that an amazing transformation has taken place... Sunday, Patrick Doyon’s first film, is a magical tale that imparts important lessons about life as seen through the eyes of a child.
  • script
    Patrick Doyon
  • animation
    Patrick Doyon
  • direction
    Patrick Doyon
  • editing
    Jelena Popovic
  • computer graphics
    Olivier Domenchini
    Olivier Lavenant
  • music
    Luigi Allemano
  • sound design
    Luigi Allemano
  • musician
    Luigi Allemano
    Mariane Croteau
    Olga Gross
    Alexander Sasha Johnson
    Dave Laing
    François Pilon
    John Sadowy
  • foley
    Karla Baumgardner
  • foley assistant
    Rod Thibeault
  • background voice
    Chantal Baril
    Natalie Hamel-Roy
    Jacques Lavallée
    François Sasseville
    Nicolas Scott
  • voice director
    Natalie Hamel-Roy
  • recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
    Luc Léger
  • re-recording
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • digital imaging specialist
    Susan Gourley
    Pierre Plouffe
    Randall Finnerty
  • online editing
    Yannick Carrier
  • special advisor
    Jean-Philippe Fauteux
  • marketing manager
    Christine Noël
  • administrator
    Diane Régimbald
  • administrative team
    Diane Ayotte
    Karine Desmeules
    Michèle Labelle
  • technical coordinator
    Julie Laperrière
  • line producer
    Francine Langdeau
  • executive producer
    René Chénier
    David Verrall
  • producer
    Marc Bertrand
    Michael Fukushima

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Ages 8 to 11
As a preparatory activity, spark a discussion with the following questions: why do we occasionally feel bored and weary? Why do we sometimes feel alone, even when someone else is there? Are there ways of passing the time without entertainment technologies? Then, ask the students to share their impressions of the film: what is part of the boy’s “reality,” and what is part of his imagination? What does he do to stave off boredom? What roles are played by adults and animals?
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