Louise (2003 film)


''Louise'' is a 2003 animated short by Anita Lebeau, produced by the
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. The film takes audiences through a day in the life of Lebeau's 96-year-old Belgian-Canadian grandmother, Louise Marginet, who narrates the film. Set in the rural community of Bruxelles, Manitoba, ''Louise'' features traditional music played by family as well as the Bruxelles Brass Band. ''Louise'' received 6 awards including the Hiroshima Prize at the Hiroshima International Animation Festival and the Canal J Jury Junior Award for Short Films at the
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. The film was also nominated for best animated short at the
25th Genie Awards The 25th Genie Awards were held on March 21, 2005 to honour the best Canada, Canadian films released in 2004.Jay Stone, "Big, small get Genie nods". ''Kingston Whig-Standard'', February 9, 2005. The awards took place at the Metro Toronto Conventio ...
. ''Louise'' was animated on paper by Lebeau, Jason Doll and John Tanasiciuk, with
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. Lebeau had begun working on the film in 1998, before taking a break to raise her two children. When interviewed at Hiroshima, the filmmaker stated that her grandmother, who had died before the film was completed, was thrilled to have a movie made about her life and family.



External links

Watch ''Louise'' at NFB.ca
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