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REMEMBERING HOW TO SMILE

What to know: A short puppet film about a family shaken by tragic loss.
REMEMBERING HOW TO SMILE is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 12-18
6 minutes
DVD
FANNY BERTHIAUME
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A short animated film about grief and love. While the daughter searches for photos of her deceased mother, her dad is keeping them well-hidden as he deals with his own grief. In desperation, the daughter ends up in the attic searching for pictures and Dad finds her there. Later, she finds a photo of her and her dad looking at another photo and smiling together. The film characters are puppet-like and have no mouths. There is no dialogue in this film.
A short puppet film about a family shaken by tragic loss. The absence of her mother leaves Chloe digging through old books, searching for her image captured in a series of Polaroid's. Oblivious to the endeavors of his daughter, her dad struggles to deal with his own grief over the loss of his beloved wife. Crafted entirely by hand, the casts a light on the complexities of families dealing with grief.
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