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An old lady sorts through used postcards from the booksellers on the Seine. Upon returning home, the old lady reads the bits of text on the back and imagines experiencing the image on the postcard from the point of view of the writer. She first looks at a postcard of the Arc de Triomphe written in the 1800's. The second postcard of the Eiffel Tower is from a lover after the end of World War II. Upon realizing that she is not imagining but truly entering the postcards, the old lady searches frantically through her pile. She finds one of Sacre Couer written by a little girl. She studies the postcard intently, is transformed into the little girl, and enters that world permanently.

Information for the Audience: 

An old lady's imagination takes flight in used postcards. This film is inspired by my mother and grandmother and their shared postcards on their travels. 

Screenings / Awards: 

Brooklyn International Film Festival KidsFilmFest 2007,

Rhode Island International Film Festival 2007, NYC ACM

Siggraph Metrocaf 2007,

Short Short Story Film Festival, Heartstring Award

San Francisco Women's Film Festival 2008

Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee 2008

Squeaky Wheel Members Show 2012

Buffalo Niagara International Film Festival 2016

Montreal International Animation Film Festival 2017

Directed by: 
Liz Van Verth
Writing credits: 
Liz Van Verth
No Cast
Produced by: 
Liz Van Verth
Release Date: 
Monday, April 30, 2007
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