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J'aime les filles

Directed by Diane Obomsawin
Canada, 2016 (animation, 8 minutes, colour, French)
Also known as "I Like Girls"
J'aime les filles
Image: © National Film Board of Canada
Video (National Film Board of Canada)
Video (National Film Board of Canada) [French]

Film Description:
"First love is an intoxicating experience, but with it can come excruciating awkwardness, unrequited emotions, and confusing issues of identity. In her trademark playful style, Quebec cartoonist and animator Diane Obomsawin, a.k.a. Obom, adapts her latest graphic novel for the screen, using endearing anthropomorphic figures to tell poignant real-life stories of love. Charlotte, Mathilde, Marie, and Diane reveal the nitty-gritty about their first loves, sharing funny and intimate tales of one-sided infatuation, mutual attraction, erotic moments, and fumbling attempts at sexual expression. For them, sexual awakening comes hand-in-hand with discovering their desire for other women—and a joyful new self-awareness. [...]"
-- National Film Board of Canada (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Written by: Diane Obomsawin
Based on: J'aime les filles, a graphic novel by Diane Obomsawin
Produced by: Marc Bertrand, Julie Roy
Principal Cast: Marie-Ève Carrière, Marie-Gabrielle Ménard, Marie-Hélène Montpetit
Cinematography: Éric Barbeau
Animation: Diane Obomsawin, Janet Perlman
Film Editing: Augustin Rioux
Music: Judith Gruber-Stitzer
Production Company: Office national du film du Canada / National Film Board of Canada

Quote about J'aime les filles [in French]

"Cette animation [J'aime les filles] est porteuse et touchante : c'est le regard personnel d'une artiste sur son expérience et celle de ses amies. Parmi les distinctions couronnant le film (dont le très prestigieux Grand Prix au Festival international du film d'animation d'Ottawa), c'est le Prix du Jeune Public du Festival international du film pour enfants de Montréal qui a profondément touché la réalisatrice. Pour Obom, il est essentiel que son film soit vu par le jeune public."
-- Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre (source)

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