The complexity of love, in 13 untranslatable words

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‘Grief bacon’ and other untranslatable words for the highs and lows of love

Love might be universal but, as this brief animation shows, it’s not always easily translatable. Made in association with the CBC podcast Love Me, the Canadian director Andrew Norton’s short film explores 13 distinctive words from across the globe that describe the highs, lows and everything-in-betweens of romantic love.

Director: Andrew Norton

Producer: Cristal Duhaime, Mira Burt-Wintonick

Illustrator: Drew Shannon

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