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The Great Malaise

In the voiceover for this animated short, a young woman attempts to describe herself, casting her life in the ideal light that society expects. The film’s imagery, however, tells a different story, poignantly illustrating the intense anxiety that comes with the quest for perfection and the pursuit of happiness. A film that’s both funny and moving, and above all, profoundly human.

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Main credits

Lepage, Catherine (filmmaker)
Lepage, Catherine (animator)
Bertrand, Marc (film producer)
Handford, Miranda (voice actor)

Other credits

Animation, Agathe Bray-Bourret, Catherine Lepage; editing, Sophie Leblond; sound design and musical composition, Philippe Brault.

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; "The Great Malaise"; National Film Board of Canada; animation; self esteem;