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Directed by Julia Kwan
Canada, 2010 (animation / fiction, 6 minutes, colour)
Also known as "Épanouissement"
Photo © National Film Board of Canada
Video (National Film Board of Canada)

Film Description:
"As a young woman journeys to a new country, the promise and possibility of her life spills out like the petals of a flower, unfurling into full and glorious bloom. Julia Kwan's film Blossom captures a woman's experience, mirrored and reflected in the natural world. As summer opens into spring, mother and daughter build a life together. The taste and texture of each season, whether the ice-cream smell of summer, the crisp birch air of autumn, or the warmth of winter dumplings—are lovingly rendered in animation, sound and image. Throughout the passage of time, the persistence of love endures, as resolute and unchanging as the cycle of the season."
-- National Film Board of Canada (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Written by: Julia Kwan
Produced by: Tracey Friesen, Teri Snelgrove
Cinematography: C. Kim Miles
Animation: Elisa Chee, Aparna Kapur
Production Company: National Film Board of Canada / Office national du film du Canada

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