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GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL 1979 - 18.26 August

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Category: Edition 1979

Benoit, 11, is part of the symphonic orchestra of young Liulietta. She is demanding, but he gladly lends himself to Sunday rehearsals and continues the violin exercises at home with his sisters playing the cello. Benoit, however, prefers to play with his friend Lorraine, serve mass and have fun in general.

Original Title BENOÎT
Category Official Competition
Section Official Competition
Tipology Short Film, Documentary
Duration 20'
Production Year 1978
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.