Nightmare at School

Who hasn't felt apprehensive at the thought of starting high school? Playing on imagination and humour, this short film offers viewers a thought-provoking piece dealing with the transition that young people between the ages of 10 and 13 experience. Inspired by the work of Escher and Magritte, Catherine Arcand has created a graphically rich film through optical illusions and trompe-l'oeil effects. Her style aptly illustrates the theme of perceptions and is perfectly suited to conveying the dream world into which the film takes us. A film without words.

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Comments

  • BigHim

    “nice…. Reminds me of me….” — BigHim, 1 Sep 2012

  • flowers

    “nice animation i really liked the film. It was really great.” — flowers, 23 Mar 2011

  • flowers

    “nice animation i really liked the film. It was really great.” — flowers, 23 Mar 2011

  • aarcand

    “A great animation! I lpved the Escher-like quality and references. Took some great imagination to come up with that. Good job!” — aarcand, 13 Apr 2010

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Film Credits

direction
Catherine Arcand
script
Catherine Arcand
animation
Catherine Arcand
Luc Chamberland
set design
Claudine Gévry
picture editing
Natacha Dufaux
music
Normand Roger
sound design
Normand Roger
re-recording
Serge Boivin
Shelley Craig
Jean Paul Vialard
producer
Michèle Bélanger

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