Dir. Joël Vaudreuil, 2023, Canada, Color. 96 min.
Voice by Simon Lacroix
In French with English subtitles
In competition, 2023 Festival Annecy International Animated Film Festival
Steeped in the nostalgia of 1990 Quebec, When Adam Changes embodies the (literal) growing pains and general absurdity of adolescence. Adam is a 15-year-old with an unusual and deeply embarrassing quirk: his body melds and warps in reaction to taunts and criticisms from his classmates. Through this darkly comedic narrative, Canadian director Joël Vaudreuil incisively illustrates what happens when the biting and fantastical mix with trademark teenage angst. The film, animated by French artist Nicolas Moussette, was awarded the Grand Prize for Best Animated Feature at the 2023 Ottawa International Film Festival.
About Joël Vaudreuil
Joël Vaudreuil is an independent multidisciplinary artist who lives and works in Montreal.