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Title: The Street
Director: Leaf, Caroline
Year: 1976
Length: 10 min 12 s

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.

Director
Caroline Leaf

Animation
Caroline Leaf

Producer
Guy Glover

Executive producer
Wolf Koenig

Sound
Ken Page

Sound editing
Gloria Demers

Re-recording
Michel Descombes

Voice
Mort Ransen

Voice
Vera Heitman

Voice
Sarah Dwight

Voice
John Hood

Voice
Howard Ryshpan

Technique(s) used

Various experiments

Painting on glass