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Tzaritza

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Lili misses her grandma, her Baba, who lives near the Black Sea. On the seashore, Lili once found a tzaritza, a magic shell that grants one wish. The little girl soon hatches a clever plan to bring her grandma to Montreal and make her father a happy man... Theodore Ushev combines warmth, humour, magic and reality as he explores Bulgaria through the eyes of a six-year-old girl. The lively, luminous images are complemented by the music of Normand Roger. A fantastic journey set in motion by a magic shell.

This second set of films from the NFB collection Talespinners is being created for children aged 5 to 9. Talespinners 2 continues to use vibrant animation to bring stories from a range of cultural communities to the screen. The productions include four original stories and three based on storybook tales.

2006, 06 min 58 s

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Award for Best Short Animation Film
Olympia International Film Festival for Children & Young People
December 2 to 9 2006, Athens - Greece

Camerio for Best Animation
Carrousel international du film
September 24 to October 1 2006, Rimouski - Canada

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