The Street

Canada, 1976

Film
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This award-winning animated film spares no feelings, minces no words. A poignant interpretation of a short story from Montreal author Mordecai Richler’s ‘The Street’, it makes what is sometimes an embarrassingly frank statement about how many families respond to their old and infirm members. In soft simple washes of watercolour and ink, the filmmaker interprets reactions to a dying grandmother, capturing family feelings and distilling them into harsh reality. Awards: Twenty-two including Oscar nomination, Hollywood; Toronto; Los Angeles; Melbourne. Suitable for secondary school level.

Credits

director

Caroline Leaf

co-producer

Wolf Koenig

Guy Glover

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:10:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

29010

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Film festivals - Australia - Melbourne - Awards

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Film festivals - Canada - Toronto - Awards

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Film festivals - United States - Los Angeles - Awards

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion pictures - Awards

Animation

Animation → Animated films - Canada

Childrens Films

Childrens Films → Children 12+

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Old age

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Old age

Literature → Literature

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

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