Christmas Movies II

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The Sweater

Film Review by Dean Duncan Jul 6, 2015

It turns out that Red and Blue are the real, the only primary colours. Red, mostly. The Sweater is a happy answer to Claude Jutra’s chilly view of pre-Quiet revolution Quebec (Mon Oncle Antoine, q.v.). Dark times aren’t always and only awful! The animation here is extremely vivid and agile, practically bursting with colour and childish joy. Childish disappointment too, which is rendered just as joyfully. Roch Carrier, the author of the original, takes us through. Not since Danny Kaye 1953 ( has anyone so successfully, so joyfully narrated a children’s story.

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