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Vive la rose

Vive la Rose (Trailer)

| 35 s

Based on the last recording by one of Newfoundland's foremost traditional music performers, Emile Benoit's tender delivery of the 18th century French song is the heart of Vive la rose. The story of unrequited love and tentative obsession throughout the beloved's life, sickness and early death is the narrative focus, accompanied by an emotional interpretation of Benoit's strong Newfoundland French accent and wavering old man's voice. Vive la rose is animation on location, rooting the film in a location that evokes the past, and combines ink drawings with a variety of romantic and associative elements and objects.

  • director
    Bruce Alcock
  • producer
    Tina Ouellette
    Annette Clarke
    Michael Fukushima
  • design
    Bruce Alcock
    Luke Murphy
    Dan Sousa
    Dirk van de Vondel
  • 2D animation
    Bruce Alcock
    Dan Sousa
  • 3D animation
    Paul Herschell
    Justin Longoz
    Joe Truesdell
  • previsualization
    Paul Herschell
    Justin Longoz
    Joe Truesdell
  • artwork
    Bruce Alcock
    Luke Murphy
    Dan Sousa
    William Gill
    Gillian Wharton
  • line producer
    Lynn Andrews
  • director of photography
    Robert Petrie
  • art director
    Marty Sexton
  • stop motion animation
    Bruce Alcock
    Mary Lewis
  • technical co-ordination
    Joe Truesdell
    Julie Laperrière
    Steve Hallé
  • continuity
    Lyly Fortin
  • grip
    Jason Andrews
    Andrew Best
  • production assistant
    Philip Alcock
    Tony Butt
  • catering
    John Williams
    Edwina Williams
  • editing
    Nathaniel Akin
    Bruce Alcock
    Paul Herschell
    Justin Longoz
    Joe Truesdell
  • post-production
    Nathaniel Akin
    Bruce Alcock
    Paul Herschell
    Justin Longoz
    Joe Truesdell
  • production coordination
    Betty Wharton
    Rosalina Di Sario
  • production accounting
    Fion Yung
  • sound design
    Judith Gruber-Stitzer
  • additional music
    Judith Gruber-Stitzer
  • foley
    The Perlgrubs
  • film lab
  • re-recording
    Serge Boivin
    Shelley Craig
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • online editing
    Yannick Carrier
  • administration
    John William Lutz
  • marketing manager
    Mia Desroches
  • executive producer
    Bruce Alcock
    Kent Martin
    David Verrall


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Ages 12 to 14

Arts Education - Music
Arts Education - Visual Arts
Geography - Territory: Regional

Before watching this film, use this website to describe the life of an angler/fisherman. List the hardships of anglers on the board. After the video, have the class look at the different symbols used throughout the film and their meaning in relation to the song. Have each student in the class write their own tragic love story.

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