The Street (film)

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The Street
Directed by Caroline Leaf
Produced by Guy Glover[1]
Based on The Street 
by Mordecai Richler
Starring Mort Ransen (voice)[2]
Studio National Film Board of Canada
Distributed by National Film Board of Canada
Running time 10 m 12 s[1]
Country Canada
Language English

The Street is a 1976 animated short by Caroline Leaf, based on a short story of the of same name by Mordecai Richler, and produced by the National Film Board of Canada.

Animated using paint on glass animation, and set on Saint Urbain Street in Montreal, the explores the reactions of Jewish family in the early 20th century to the death of a grandmother.[3]

Awards[edit]

The Street garnered numerous awards including a special prize from the Melbourne International Film Festival and two Canadian Film Awards (now known as the Genie Awards) for Best Animated Film and the Wendy Michener Award, presented in recognition of outstanding artistic achievement in Canadian cinema.[4] It was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film at the 49th Academy Awards.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Wyndham Wise, ed. (2001-09-08). "The Street". Take One's Essential Guide to Canadian Film. University of Toronto Press. pp. 201–202. ISBN 978-0802083982. 
  2. ^ "The Street". 1976. National Film Board of Canada Web site. Retrieved 2009-08-30. 
  3. ^ a b "The Street". Canadian Film Encyclopedia. Toronto International Film Festival. 
  4. ^ Townend, Paul. "Wendy Michener Award". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica-Dominion. 

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