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Best of the Best: Romantic Tales and Other Whimsical Relationships

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Short, animated tales from the NFB--all Academy Award winners or nominees!

A Chairy Tale
OSCAR® nomination 1957: A chair, animated by Evelyn Lambart, refuses to be sat upon, forcing a young man (Claude Jutra) to perform a sort of pas de deux. Directed by Norman McLaren.

George and Rosemary
OSCAR® nomination 1987: A comedy about two golden agers who prove that passion isn't only for the young. From David Fine and Alison Snowden.

OSCAR® nomination 1991: Two strangers meet unexpectedly in this haunting, beautiful film from Wendy Tilby.

Bob's Birthday
OSCAR® winner 1993: The hilarious story of a surprise party for a man turning 40. From David Fine and Alison Snowden.

The Street
OSCAR® nomination 1976: Mordecai Richler's story of a family's reactions to their dying grandmother. From Caroline Leaf.

OSCAR® nomination 1968: An artist's observation of the way people walk. From Ryan Larkin.

Pas de deux
OSCAR® nomination 1968: By exposing the same frames as many as ten times, director Norman McLaren creates a multiple image of a ballerina and her partner.

The Romance of Transportation in Canada
OSCAR® nomination 1953: A whimsical look at how Canadians solved the problem of covering long distances. From Colin Low.

The Drag
OSCAR® nomination 1965: A chain smoker on the psychiatrist's couch discusses his tobacco addiction. From Carlos Marchiori.

The Family that Dwelt Apart
OSCAR® nomination 1973: An animation of a tall tale by E.B. White, first published in The New Yorker. From Yvon Mallette.

1999, 97 min 14 s

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