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The Colours of My Father: A Portrait of Sam Borenstein

Directed by Joyce Borenstein
Canada, 1991 (animation / documentary, 29 minutes, colour / black and white, English)
Also known as "Les Couleurs de mon père : un portrait de Sam Borenstein"
The Colours of My Father: A Portrait of Sam Borenstein
Photo © National Film Board of Canada
Video (National Film Board of Canada)

Film Description:
"With great singleness of purpose, Sam Borenstein painted for over 40 years. Despite his obvious talent it was only near the end of his life that his work began to be known. Twenty years after the artist's death, animation filmmaker Joyce Borenstein brings her father's work to a wider audience. Using various animation techniques in this documentary, she skillfully and harmoniously integrates archival material, filmed sequences, the painting themselves, and reminiscences of friends and family, to bring Sam Borenstein's work to life."
-- National Film Board of Canada (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Written by: Joyce Borenstein
Produced by: Richard Elson, Sally Bochner, Colin Neale, Christine York
Principal Cast: Paul Soles, Griffith Brewer
Animation: Joyce Borenstein
Film Editing: Rita Roy
Music: Normand Roger
Production Company: Imageries P.B. Ltée, National Film Board of Canada / Office national du film du Canada
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Quote by the Director [in French]

"Cette façon d'illustrer mes personnages [par des contours et des silhouettes] traduit l'essentiel. Lorsqu'on évoque des souvenirs ou de la nostalgie, on laisse tomber les détails."
-- Joyce Borenstein (source)

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