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Nightmare at School/Cauchemar à l'école

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Who hasn't felt apprehensive at the thought of starting high school? This is the central theme of this short animated film. Playing on imagination and humour, the director offers viewers a thought-provoking piece dealing with the transition that young people between the ages of 10 and 13 experience. Inspired by the work of Escher and Magritte, Catherine Arcand has created a graphically rich film through optical illusions and trompe-l'oeil effects. Her style aptly illustrates the theme of perceptions and is perfectly suited to conveying the dream world into which the film takes us. Without words.

2007, 08 min 43 s

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Honourable Mention
Reel to Real International Film Festival for Youth and Families
February 22 to 29 2008, Vancouver - Canada

Honourable Mention
International Animation Festival
September 19 to 23 2007, Ottawa - Canada

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