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Caroline Leaf

Available films

3 of Caroline Leaf films are available for viewing in this section.

Title: Two Sisters

Year: 1991

Length: 10 min 26 s

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Synopsis : Viola writes novels in a darkened room. Marie, her sister and only companion, takes care of her every need. Together, they are an island unto themselves, quiet and complete in their isolation. And then the abrupt arrival of a stranger throws their tenuous order into chaos. An animated short etched directly onto tinted 70 mm film.

 

Title: The Street

Year: 1976

Length: 10 min 12 s

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Synopsis : This award-winning animation film spares no feelings and minces no words. A poignant interpretation of a short story by Montréal author Mordecai Richler, 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.

 

Title: The Owl Who Married a Goose: An Eskimo Legend

Year: 1974

Length: 07 min 38 s

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Synopsis : In this Inuit legend it is plausible enough that a goose should capture the fancy of an owl and that the owl should be quite bewildered by what follows. The sound effects and voices are Inuktitut, but the animated pictures leave no doubt as to the happenings that transpire. It is a story with the wry humour characteristic of many Inuit tales, for audiences young or old.