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Chairmen

Canada, 1978 (MIFF 1980, Programme 5)

Director: Jean-Thomas B├ędard

An animated allegory about contemporary society, in which man's development is presented in terms of changes in architectural styles, from the "age of stone" to the "age of the chair". Gold Hugo, Chicago

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