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GIFFONI EXPERIENCE 2014 - 18.27 July

Sections & Films


Category: Edition 2014


A woman signs up to drive a school bus. But her idyllic view of the job is sorely tested when she meets her surly boss—nicknamed “Killer”—and discovers that the pretty winding roads can prove treacherous.

Original Title Histoires de bus
Category Official Competition
Section Elements +6
Tipology Animation, Short Film
Duration 10' 51''
Production Year 2014
Nationality Canada
Directed by Tali
Screenplay Tali
Editor René Roberge
Sound Olivier Calvert
Music Jean-Pierre Chansigaud
Produced by Julie Roy


Born in 1964 in Buckingham, Quebec, tali studied graphic design at Dawson College in Montreal before continuing her art education in Toulouse and Perpignan. She won the 1994 Cinéaste recherché(e) competition held by the Animation Studio of the NFB’s French Program. This win led to her first professional film, UNDER THE WEATHER(1997), a witty take on global warming. Her next film, PIROUETTE(2002), questions the relationship that people today have with the food they eat. In AT HOME WITH MRS. HEN(2006), Tali depicts her parenting experiences in a story of an exasperated hen and her difficult brood. BUS STORY(2014) again borrows from her real life, this time her misadventures as a school bus driver. Her flair for caricature results in characters whose shapes and movements are both comical and absurd, yet her cartoons also serve as social critiques.


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