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Come Again in Spring - DVD ONF/NFB

Catalogue Number:  NFB541633
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  Marcy Page, David Verrall
Directors:  Belinda Oldford
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal), Office national du film du Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Animation, Arts, Family Studies/Home Economics, Health and Medicine, Literature, Religious Studies
Language:  English
Grade Level:  Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2007
Running Time:  11:50
Closed Captions:  Yes

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Old Hark is a creature of habit. He enjoys living in his weather-beaten house set down amidst the meadows. He has wood to chop, chores to do and time to reflect on a long life. His greatest joy is feeding the birds that have wintered over and have come to depend on him.

One day, a black-robed spectre materializes out of the fields, brandishing the Book of Time. But it's too soon! An exchange follows that has the old man reach deep into his memory. Does he have the strength to find the answers he needs to see the birds into spring?

Come Again in Spring is a gentle tale about mortality that works in subliminal ways. Can we negotiate our time on earth? How does each one of us reconcile our mortal fate? A lyrical look, exquisitely animated, at a reality as old as humanity, as young as today. Come Again in Spring is adapted from a story by Richard Kennedy by permission of the author.

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