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Le seuil

Directed by Suzanne Gervais
Canada, 1998 (animation, 8 minutes, colour)
Also known as "The Threshold"
Le seuil
Photo © National Film Board of Canada

Film Description:
"A touching reflection on leaving home, this animation film is an impressionistic look at a son's departure from his mother's house. He hesitates in front of the chest of drawers and his old toy box. Objects turn back the clock, reminding him of childhood, his father's departure, adolescence... His mother also remembers while watching him through a half-open door. Will he succeed in wrenching himself away and crossing the threshold into a new life? An animation film made up of subtle touches that evoke emotion. A sigh, hesitant footsteps, a tinkling of piano notes, a tremor. A film without words."
-- National Film Board of Canada (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Written by: Suzanne Gervais, Sylvie Massicotte
Produced by: Pierre Hébert, Yves Leduc
Animation: Suzanne Gervais
Film Editing: Fernand Bélanger
Production Company: Office national du film du Canada / National Film Board of Canada
(sources)

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