When he was a child, Jerome was told that his father died on a bizarre accident involving a pig that fell from a balcony. He refuses to accept this fact and keeps creating another scenario ... See full summary »
In Ballet Robotique, the graceful movements of giant assembly line robots are perfectly synchronized to classical music recorded by London's Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. This may be the ... See full summary »
Two young people with Down's Syndrome desire to have a relationship. The film's two Down's Syndrome stars give the story a poignant relevance no professional actors could achieve. Enhanced ... See full summary »
Laura Jean Ellis,
When widower David marries divorcee Vicki, David's teenage son and Vicki's teenage daughter Jenny become romantically involved. This makes David and Vicki VERY uncomfortable and Vicki's ... See full summary »
Richard and Philippe live hand to mouth, backing up a gang of Spanish pickpockets on the streets of Paris, posing as policemen who arrest a gang member while the others rifle the pockets ... See full summary »
Man (Ed Casaer) sets his pet hawk free and goes on a fantastic hang gliding adventure in search of his old friend. On the way, he encounters a boy (Erick McWayne) on a hillside who he offers to take on a flight.
The National Film Board of Canada (NFB)frequently wins international awards because it's main focus is on short features(30 minutes or less). This is one way to explain why this short film based on the short story by Alice Munro, is of such high quality. The cast includes Megan Follows from ANNE OF GREEN GABLES, Wayne Robson from THE RED GREEN SHOW and David Fox from "everything else". Follows is the star here in a film that neatly rolls up all the sex roles assigned to boys and girls in the last century and maybe since Adam and Eve. The symbolism from Munro's story is intact in this film yet the epiphany of her unnamed protagonist(called Margaret on the video)is completely reversed in the film version. A must for anyone studying Canadian literature and a recommended piece for anyone interested in gender roles in Western society.
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