I Like Girls
(J'aime les filles)

Diane Obomsawin | Canada | 2017 | 8 MIN | Animation

Saturday 21 October 2017 | 5:45 PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 2
Screening as part of Love Stories

First love is an intoxicating experience, but with it can come excruciating awkwardness, unrequited emotions, and confusing issues of identity. In her trademark playful style, cartoonist and animator Diane Obomsawin adapts her graphic novel for the screen, using endearing anthropomorphic figures to tell poignant real-life stories of love.


Diane Obomsawin (Abenaki) is a cartoonist and animator who calls Montreal home. She grew up mainly in France, where she began her career as a graphic artist. A mainstay of Quebec’s underground comic book scene, Diane became better known under the pseudonym “Obom.” In 1992, she created her first animated short, L’abominable microbe.