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This award-winning animation film spares no feelings and minces no words. A poignant interpretation of a short story by Montréal author Mordecai Richler, it makes what is sometimes an embarrassingly frank statement about how many families respond to their old and infirm members. In soft simple washes of watercolour and ink, the filmmaker interprets reactions to a dying grandmother, capturing family feelings and distilling them into harsh reality.

1976, 10 min 12 s

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Le Bouquetin Award - Given by the Public for Best Animation- Category: Short Film
Festival du dessin animé
July 4 to 10 1984, Les Menuires - France

Le Bouquetin Award - Given by the Jury for Best Animation
Festival du dessin animé
July 4 to 10 1984, Les Menuires - France

Le Cabri Award - Given by the Jury for Best Subject
Festival du dessin animé
July 4 to 10 1984, Les Menuires - France

Learning Magazine A-V Award
Learning A-V Magazine
December 1 1982, Palo Alto - USA

Special Recognition
American Occupational Therapy Association Film Awards
March 1 1980, San Antonio - USA

Amer Golden Eye Award - Category: Judaism
Annual AMER Film Awards (The Association of Media Educators in Religion)
April 20 1979, Dubuque - USA

Recreational Club Pena Zoiti Award for Best Animation Film
International Short Film Festival
March 27 to April 1 1978, Huesca - Spain

Special Jury Mention
International Festival of Short and Documentary Films
December 5 to 11 1977, Lille - France

Silver Dolphin for the Best Film Between 3 and 11 minutes - ex-aequo with Le Paysagiste by Jacques Drouin
International Animated Film Festival / CINANIMA
November 23 to 27 1977, Espinho - Portugal

First Prize
Film Festival of High Plains - Texas Tech. University
November 1 1977, Lubbock - USA

Chris Bronze Plaque
International Film and Video Festival
October 20 1977, Columbus - USA

Special Award given by the Ministry of Culture and Arts - Accompanied by a Cash Award of 40 Pahlavi Gold Coins
International Festival of Films for Children and Young Adults
October 3 to November 7 1977, Tehran - Iran

First Prize - Bronze Statuette of St. Finbarr - Category: Animated Films
Cork Film Festival
June 10 to 17 1977, Cork - Ireland

Special Prize
International Film Festival
June 3 to 18 1977, Melbourne - Australia

Blue Ribbon Award - Category: Language Arts
Itinerant - American Film and Video Festival
May 23 to 28 1977, New York - USA

Etrog for Best Animated Film
Genie Awards
October 18 to 24 1976, Toronto - Canada

Wendy Michener Award given to Caroline Leaf for her contribution to the art of animation
Genie Awards
October 18 to 24 1976, Toronto - Canada

Certificate for Outstanding Achievement
Golden Gate Awards Competition & International Film Festival
October 13 to 24 1976, San Francisco - USA

Grand Prize of the Festival
International Animation Festival
August 10 to 15 1976, Ottawa - Canada