The Same old story

Canada, 1981

Film
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A deceptively simple film, The Same Old Story is over almost before it has begun. A story within a story within a story, its effect is jarring, ambiguous and lingering. The film speaks of fear, which is as old as humanity and as new as today. An animated film in which reality and fantasy overlap dangerously.

Credits

director

Paul Driessen

producer

Gaston Sarault

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:03:08:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

32631

Subject categories

Animation

Animation → Animated films - Canada

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Fear

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Fear

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Reality

Fantasy & Science Fiction

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Fear

Magic, Occult & Supernatural → Fantasy

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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