To Speak or not to Speak (1970)


When the average man in the street is asked what he thinks of the political situation, there’s not much to be learned. Only a drop-out is willing to give a truly personal opinion.

“What I tried to do was finding an expressive way of emphasizing what the characters were saying, and even more how they were saying it”.


1971: Public Prize: Internationale Kurzfilmtage – Oberhausen (Germany).

1971: Prize for best film for youngsters : Internationale Kurzfilmtage – Oberhausen (Germany).

1971: ASIFA- Prize (Association Internationale du Film d’Animation) – Oberhausen (Germany).

1971: Special Mention: International Animation film festival – Annecy (France).

1971: Honorary award: National Film Festival – Knokke (Belgium)

Technical File:

– Format: 35mm

– Colour

– Frame: 1 x 1.33

– Sound: Optical – Mono

– Length: 11′

– Original version: English

– Directed by: Raoul Servais

– Script: Raoul Servais

– Animation: Willy Verschelde

– Backgrounds: Norbert Desyn

– Music: Lucien Goethals

– Produced by: Absolon Films/Anagram, realized with the support of the Flemish Community


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