Ajyal Film Festival 2019

All Films

Big Mouth

Bariq - ages 4+

Andrea Dorfman / Short Narrative / Canada / 2012 / 8 min / Colour / HDCAM
In English / Arabic subtitles
Interests: Animation
Qatar Premiere
Rated: General Audiences. Suitable for ages 4 and up.


Ever since the moment Trudy uttered her very first word, her talking has got her into trouble. Her inability to lie – or even to keep quiet – becomes an even bigger problem when she starts school, until one day she realises that her big mouth is what makes her special. A charming parable whose wonderfully simple drawings and cadenced voiceover are the perfect match for Mike O’Neill’s acoustic score.

Official Film Website

About the Directors

Born in Toronto and based in Halifax, Andrea Dorfman uses filmmaking and art to explore the world and her own experiences and identity. She has directed the feature films ‘Parsley Days’ (2000) and ‘Love That Boy’ (2003). ‘Big Mouth’ was created for the National Film Board of Canada. Dorfman is currently working on her third feature.


Andrea Dorfman
Andrea Dorfman
Annette Clarke
Mike O'Neill
Andrea Dorfman
Production Company
National Film Board of Canada
Narration by Tim Crabtree

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