Return to Vimy

Return to Vimy

                                Return to Vimy
| 9 min

In this short film, a young woman visits the Vimy Memorial to make a charcoal imprint of the engraved name of her great-grandfather who was lost in battle. She brings with her a notebook of sketches and diary entries that he made during his preparation for battle. The sketches transform into colourized archive footage and take us back in time to revisit the daily lives of the Canadian Corps soldiers.

This project marks the first time the NFB has colourized its own archives for a film project.

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  • writer
    Denis McCready
  • director
    Denis McCready
  • producer
    Denis McCready
  • cast
    Chala Hunter
    Raphael Cohen-Demers
    Marianne Goyette
  • directing consultant
    Pierre Marier
  • animation
    Claude Cloutier
  • sketches
    Claude Cloutier
  • editing
    Etienne Gagnon
  • sound design
    Sylvain Bellemare
  • music
    Mathieu G. Dandurand
  • animation
    Keyu Chen
  • foley
    Simon Meilleur
  • mixing
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • executive producer
    Julie Huguet

  • None

    ... beautifully executed ... to see the men in colour at last

    None, 4 Mar 2019