Canadian animation (NFB)
Programme introduced by Marcy Page


November 22 / 14:00 / La Nef - Wissembourg



The Boy who saw the iceberg
Paul Driessen / Canada, 2000, 9'

A young boy, bored with his lot, imagines a diabolic and dangerous life of adventure. But when he finally finds himself facing a real-life drama, the mundane life that he always wanted to escape is what he wishes to recapture.





Chris Landreth / Canada, 2004, 13'50

This Oscar-winning animated short is based on the life of Ryan Larkin, a Canadian animator who produced some of the most influential animated films of his time. Ryan is living every artist's worst nightmare -succumbing to addiction, panhandling on the streets to make ends meet. Through computer-generated characters, Landreth interviews his friend to shed light on his downward spiral.





Forming game
Malcolm Sutherland / Canada, 2008, 5'15

This animated short is an engaging dance of shapes and sounds. Features a score by Luigi Allemano and music by Ravi Shankar.





Madame Tutli-Putli
Chris Lavis, Maciek Szczerbowski / Canada, 2007, 17'18

As she travels alone on the night train, weighed down with all her earthly possessions and the ghosts of her past, Madame Tutli-Putli faces both the kindness and menace of strangers. Finding herself caught up in a desperate metaphysical adventure, adrift between real and imagined worlds, she confronts her demons.





Wild life
Wendy Tilby, Amanda Forbis / Canada, 2011, 13'

Calgary, 1909. An Englishman moves to the Canadian frontier, but is singularly unsuited to it. His letters home are much sunnier than the reality. Intertitles compare his fate to that of a comet.





Soup of the day
Lynn Smith / Canada, 2013, 3'42

This animated short presents a dilemma faced by a couple every time they go out to eat. This short is a tasty comic narrative that skips along an array of tantalizing dishes.





Me and my Moulton
Torill Kove / Canada, 2014, 14'

One summer in mid-'60s Norway, a seven-year-old girl asks her parents if she and her sisters can have a bicycle. Me and my Moulton provides a glimpse of its young protagonist's thoughts as she struggles with her sense that her family is a little out of sync with what she perceives as "normal".