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Vive la rose

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Based on the last recording by one of Newfoundland's foremost traditional music performers, Emile Benoit's tender delivery of the 18th century French song is the heart of Vive la rose. The story of unrequited love and tentative obsession throughout the beloved's life, sickness and early death is the narrative focus, accompanied by an emotional interpretation of Benoit's strong Newfoundland French accent and wavering old man's voice. Vive la rose is animation on location, rooting the film in a location that evokes the past, and combines ink drawings with a variety of romantic and associative elements and objects.

2009, 06 min 22 s

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Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Short Filmmaking Animation
Newport Beach Film Festival
April 22 to 29 2010, Newport Beach - USA

Honourable Mention- Canadian Film Institute Award for Best Canadian Animation
International Animation Festival
October 14 to 18 2009, Ottawa - Canada