The Sweater (1980)
Movie: The Sweater
- Director: Sheldon Cohen
- Stars: Roch Carrier, Jean-Guy Moreau
- Release Date: March 25, 1980
- Run Time: 10 min
- Genre: Animation, Short, Biography, Family, Sport
This cartoon tells a humourous story that underlines the \”two solitudes\” element of Canadian society where two social groups, the English speaking and French speaking populations live in the same country, but can literally barely speak to or tolerate each other. This is illustrated in this story about how a boy in Quebec has to endure the terrible shame of being given the sweater of the predominate English speaking Canadian hockey team, Toronto Maple Leafs, instead of the same sweater of his idol, Maurice \”Rocket\” Richard of the Montreal Canadiens.