Photo Friday | Spring Fun and Games

As we collectively await real spring, enjoy a few fun photos from Comptines (“Rhymes,” from the NFB’s French collection,) a sweet short that follows a group of young girls singing and playing in the backstreets of Montreal in 1975.

Directed by Manon Barbeau, the film is a nostalgic foray into a world before personal screens, when kids feverishly awaited the end of winter to take over the sidewalks and alleys with their bolo bats, skipping ropes, balls and elastics.

Simpler times…

See also:

Photo Friday | First Day of School, Montreal, 1962

Photo Friday | Young, Wild and Free: Hanging Out With Fogo’s Children

Free Animation! | Welcome Spring with 3 Refreshing Ryan Larkin Shorts