The Venus of Cook Street

The Venus of Cook Street

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With exceptional animation and haunting cello music, filmmaker Christine Moulson asks viewers to consider images of ideal beauty. Wandering along the sometimes busy, sometimes quiet Cook street, viewers gradually become aware that the world is being observed through the eyes of an unseen person. Fixating on youth and beauty, this person is reflecting on Western society's obsession with the ideal body image. As the seasons pass and the film progresses the person becomes more and more visible. The woman is enormous; her beauty is age and experience.

Award(s): Best Animation, Canadian Student Film Festival

Also available as a 16mm print with advanced notice.

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