The Street

The Street

                                The Street
| 10 min

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This award-winning animation is a poignant interpretation of a short story by Montreal author Mordecai Richler. It makes a strong statement about how many families respond to their old and infirm members. In washes of watercolour and ink, filmmaker Caroline Leaf illustrates reactions to a dying grandmother, capturing family feelings and distilling them into harsh reality.

Grand Prize of the Festival 1976

Albert Ohayon
From the playlist: Ottawa International Animation Festival Award Winners

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  • director
    Caroline Leaf
  • animation
    Caroline Leaf
  • producer
    Guy Glover
  • executive producer
    Wolf Koenig
  • sound
    Ken Page
  • sound editing
    Gloria Demers
  • re-recording
    Michel Descombes
  • voice
    Mort Ransen
    Vera Heitman
    Sarah Dwight
    John Hood
    Howard Ryshpan

  • redoak

    A good story about life and death

    redoak, 27 Apr 2012
  • Puneetchandra

    Wow! Amazing!Pure genius!

    Puneetchandra, 24 Jan 2011
  • chertar

    Amazing film. Continues to be a great source of inspiration.

    chertar, 30 Dec 2010