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Charles and François ONF/NFB

Catalogue Number:  NFB523582
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  Yves Leduc
Directors:  Co Hoedeman
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal), Office national du film du Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Animation, Family Studies/Home Economics, Health and Medicine, Media and Communications, Religious Studies, Seniors
Language:  French
Grade Level:  Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1987
Running Time:  15:24

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A touching story of the friendship between a grandfather and his grandson, this is a film about aging and death. Award-winning animator Co Hoedeman combines 3-D and cut-out animation techniques to create a very dramatic and moving film. The story follows Charles and François through the different stages of their lives. With time, they become closer, common experiences having diminished the difference in age. By the end of the film, time appears to stand still; both are over one hundred years old and they are almost indistinguishable.

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