The industrialization of Montreal, as seen from the point of view of a rocking-chair.

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The industrialization of Montreal, as seen from the point of view of a rocking-chair.

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Canada from the eyes of a chair
3 December 2015 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

The Best Animated Short Film winner for 1981 looks at the development of Canada. Frédéric Back's "Crac" presents a contrast between the old ways and modernity, while also incorporating an art museum. The use of a chair for the protagonist is a good angle; after all, many chairs are made of wood, meaning that a tree had to get cut down.

This is one of the few productions that I've seen that comes from Québec. Having seen this one and "The Barbarian Invasions", I hope to see more productions that come from Canada's francophone province (not to mention that I'd love to go there). I certainly would like to see more of Back's work.

Really good cartoon.


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