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The Street (1976 film)

The Street is a 1976 animated short by Caroline Leaf, based on a short story of the same name by Mordecai Richler, and produced by the National Film Board of Canada.

The Street
Directed byCaroline Leaf
Produced byCaroline Leaf [1]
Guy Glover[2]
Based onThe Street
by Mordecai Richler
StarringMort Ransen (voice)[3]
Distributed byNational Film Board of Canada
Running time
10 m 12 s[2]

Animated using paint on glass animation, and set on Saint Urbain Street in Montreal, it explores the reactions of Jewish family in the early 20th century to the death of a grandmother.[4]


The Street garnered numerous awards including a special prize from the Melbourne International Film Festival and two Canadian Film Awards (now known as the Genie Awards) for Best Animated Film and the Wendy Michener Award, presented in recognition of outstanding artistic achievement in Canadian cinema.[5] It was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film at the 49th Academy Awards.[4]


  1. ^ Short Film Winners: 1977 Oscars-YouTube
  2. ^ a b Wyndham Wise, ed. (2001-09-08). "The Street". Take One's Essential Guide to Canadian Film. University of Toronto Press. pp. 201–202. ISBN 978-0802083982.
  3. ^ "The Street". 1976. National Film Board of Canada Web site. Retrieved 2009-08-30.
  4. ^ a b "The Street". Canadian Film Encyclopedia. Toronto International Film Festival. Archived from the original on 2013-08-24.
  5. ^ Townend, Paul. "Wendy Michener Award". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica-Dominion.

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