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GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL 1978 - 29 July.6 August

Sections & Films

VERONICA

Category: Edition 1978

Synopsis
Born to Polish parents, Veronica is 9 years old and lives with her over the bakery they have in Toronto. She is a very active girl, she helps in the preparation of desserts, she knows how to perform Polish dances with great confidence and she likes to talk with the customers, many of whom are old and they go to that place just for a chat.

Original Title VERONICA
Category Official Competition
Section Official Competition
Tipology Short Film
Duration 14'
Production Year 1977
Nationality Canada
Directed by Beverly Shaffer

 regista beverly shafferBEVERLY SHAFFER

Beverly Shaffer is a filmmaker in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Shaffer spent the bulk of her professional career with the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), directing short documentaries and dramas, including I'll Find a Way, a documentary about a young girl with spina bifida which won the 1977 Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film.
Shaffer won more than forty international awards with the National Film Board. She joined the NFB's newly created women's studio, Studio D, in 1975 after her proposal for a series of short documentaries about children was approved by Studio D head Kathleen Shannon. The ten films in her Children of Canada series included the Oscar-winner I'll Find a Way.