Nightmare at School

Nightmare at School

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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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  • direction
    Catherine Arcand
  • script
    Catherine Arcand
  • animation
    Catherine Arcand
    Luc Chamberland
  • set design
    Claudine Gévry
  • digital imaging specialist
    Susan Gourley
    Pierre Plouffe
  • picture editing
    Natacha Dufaux
  • music
    Normand Roger
  • sound design
    Normand Roger
  • re-recording
    Serge Boivin
    Shelley Craig
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • executive producer
    Michèle Bélanger
    Marcel Jean
  • producer
    Michèle Bélanger

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  • 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