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Leisure

Australia, 1976 (MIFF 1991, Retrospectives)

Director: Bruce Petty

Winner of the 1977 Academy Award for Best Short Animated Film, cartoonist Bruce Petty explores the links between work and leisure in a humorous, inventive way.

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