This film deals with a Jewish family in Montreal, Canada as they care for a dying grandmother and the young boy who is impatient to get the room he was promised as soon as she kicks the ... See full summary »

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This film deals with a Jewish family in Montreal, Canada as they care for a dying grandmother and the young boy who is impatient to get the room he was promised as soon as she kicks the bucket. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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27 January 1977 (USA)  »

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Wonderful Artwork Is The Attraction Here
13 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

To me, the best part of this story - by far - was the art. The animated short was painted on glass, frame by frame and has a different look to it than anything I have ever seen. It's fascinating to view. I would watch this again just to appreciate the visuals, which are unique.

I didn't find the story funny, which is what you usually expect from an animated short. It wasn't even appealing to me. It really isn't a cartoon, in that sense, but simply a short Jewish family's story illustrated instead of photographed. A young kid narrates the tale of his grandmother dying, and some of the reactions of the rest of the family. The kid is a bit of wise-guy. I might even watch this again with the sound off because the art is that good!

This movie was part of the DVD "Leonard Maltin's Animation Favorites From The National Film Board Of Canada.


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