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The Street (1976)

This film deals with a Jewish family in Montreal, Canada as they care for a dying grandmother and the young boy who is impatient to get the room he was promised as soon as she kicks the bucket.

Director:

Caroline Leaf

Writers:

Mordecai Richler (screenplay), Mordecai Richler (story)
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Complete credited cast:
Mort Ransen Mort Ransen ... (voice)
Sarah Dwight Sarah Dwight ... (voice)
John Hood John Hood ... (voice)
Vera Leitman Vera Leitman ... (voice)
Howard Ryshpan ... (voice)
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Inspired by the homonymous short story by Montreal author, Mordecai Richler, Caroline Leaf's paint-on-glass animated fable attempts to probe into the diverse emotional reactions of a tightly-knit Jewish family to an ailing and dying grandmother. However, not all members feel the same. Some of them are devastated, some are stoical--while, others--can't wait to see a pending promise fulfilled. Written by Nick Riganas

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 January 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Mono

Color:

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It's About Death and Its Implications
28 April 2019 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

I've been through so many deaths in my seventy odd years. Death isn't terrible. The process of it is awful. It brings people into your life that you would not associate with under any circumstance. People say stupid things and invade one another's privacy. There is generally insensitivity and cruelty. Of course, the person we love is gone, but the whole rigmarole that takes place takes the starch out of the loving remembrances. The boy in this short is experiencing this. His friends are cruel and insensitive. His mother is a virago, given shrift by the death of her mother. I think the animation (which is quite remarkable) puts us in a kind of endless fog (which is appropriate).


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