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The Lost City of the Wolves, Told With Pen and Pencil

Louise Bombardier
Age:
5 years and up
Length:
35 min.
Year:
2022

Summary

On October 31st, a couple of wolves furtively debarks at the port of Montreal and rapidly blends in with the Halloween crowd. Instinctively, they head for the hospital where Elise lives, a nine and half year-old girl. According to an ancient legend, a child bearing their mark and suffering from a mysterious illness holds the key to the city of wolves, a mythical land that they have been seeking for so long… Elise, nicknamed the child with the wolf mask, does not realize that she will be guiding them on this fantastic quest.

The Lost City of the Wolves, Told With Pen and Pencil treats the audience to an animated performance of Richard Lacroix’s scenic exploration artwork. This is a fable about the imaginary, the joy of living and freedom.

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Théâtre de l’Œil gratefully acknowledges the Caisse Desjardins du Plateau-Mont-Royal for its generous contribution to the making of The Lost City of the Wolves, Told With Pen and Pencil.

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Characters

Elise
A nine-and-a-half-year-old girl in a wolf mask. She is ill, but saved by her sense of humour and her boundless imagination.
Theo
Elise’s father. Tall and skinny, easily chilled, with bulging eyes. Works in the hospital’s boiler room.
The Two Wolves
A male and a female. She is pregnant. They wear human clothes but keep their wolf characteristics. They sometimes walk upright and speak. Clumsy in their efforts to copy humans.
Miss Marie
Elise’s nurse. Somewhere between devoted nun and debonair housekeeper, she is good-natured and authoritarian, but a bit narrow-minded.
Armand
Elise’s father. Tall and skinny, easily chilled, with bulging eyes. Works in the hospital’s boiler room.
Brigitte
Elise’s mother. Plump, red, sweaty and exacerbated. Works at the hospital laundromat. Pregnant.
Violet
At 100 years, she is a diminutive, ethereal old lady with a diaphanous complexion. A spirited and mischievous bird. She lives in the hospital and acts as an intermediary between Elise, the wolves and the City of Wolves.
Victor
A colossal old sage with hairy legs, a deep voice and a gruff tenderness. He lives incognito in the depths of the hospital basement. He acts as a bridge between Elise’s reality, the wolves and the City of Wolves.

Credits

Story
Louise Bombardier
English Translation
Maureen Labonté
Ideation and Storyboard
Simon Boudreault
Artwork and Storyboard
Richard Lacroix
Directing, Editing and Animation
Joël Melançon
Additionnal Animation
Terry Marseille
Audio and Video Recordings
Les Productions Oomf
Music
Silvy Grenier
Actor’s Direction
Emma Tibaldo
Puppeteer
Nicolas Germain-Marchand
Puppet Fabrication
Ève-Lyne Dallaire
Cast
Quincy Armorer
Deena Aziz
Stefanie Buxton
Shawn T. Campbell
Felicia Shulman