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Winds of Spring

Winds of Spring

| 6 min

Unfolding with the rhythm of the seasons, Winds of Spring tells the tender story of a young girl who, driven by the irrepressible need for self-fulfillment, decides to leave the family nest. Keyu Chen employs her signature style of fluid transitions and fine, spare lines inspired by Chinese ink painting in her delicately crafted first film.Keyu Chen makes use of fine lines and fluid transitions in her delicately crafted first film, which tells the tale of a young girl who, driven by the irrepressible need for self-fulfillment, dreams of leaving the family nest.

  • director
    Keyu Chen
  • sound design
    Olivier Calvert
  • original music
    Daniel Scott
  • musician
    Carla Antoun
    Stéphanie Bozzini
    Martin Carpentier
    Guy Pelletier
    Christian Prévost
    Daniel Scott
    Marjorie Tremblay
  • voice
    Keyu Chen
  • foley
    Lise Wedlock
  • foley recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • music recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • voice recording
    Pierre Yves Drapeau
  • re-recording
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • off-line editing
    Oana Suteu Khintirian
  • computer graphics
    Pascal Huynh
  • online editing
    Serge Verreault
  • titles
    Mélanie Bouchard
  • technical director
    Pierre Plouffe
  • technical coordinator, animation
    Yannick Grandmont
  • technical coordinator
    Jean-François Laprise
    Rozenn Potin
  • production coordinator
    Michèle Labelle
  • marketing manager
    Judith Lessard-Bérubé
  • administration
    Diane Régimbald
    Karine Desmeules
  • administrative team
    Diane Ayotte
    Stéphanie Lalonde
  • consultant
    Claude Cloutier
    Janet Perlman
    Jocelyne Perrier
    Michèle Tougas
  • executive producer
    Julie Roy
  • producer
    Marc Bertrand


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Ages 11 to 15

Study Guide - Guide 1

Diversity - Identity
English Language Arts - Children's Stories/Fables
Family Studies/Home Economics - Adolescent Development
Media Education - Film Animation

A tender, short animation about a young girl with dreams of self-fulfillment. Ideal for classroom discussions, essays and activities related to literature, film, and coming-of-age narratives. Consider the use of colour, metaphor and symbolism in the film. What do you think they represent, and what effects or impressions did they have on you? Why do you think the filmmaker picked the images and symbols that they did? Choose a theme similar to the ones in the film (such as growing up, change, self-fulfillment, and so on) and describe what images, metaphors, symbols, and colours you would use and why. Compare your choices to those of your classmates.

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