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Canada, (MIFF 2007, Animation Gallery)


Premiered at Cannes Film Festival, The Best of Norman McLaren contains 11 of McLaren's most impressive, short, animated films - carefully restored by the National Film Board of Canada and transferred to 35mm film. A master of experimentation (born in 1914, died in 1987), McLaren's work was heavily influenced by surrealism and reveals a passion for dance and music. Norman McLaren's Opening Speech (1961, 7 mins) Stars and Stripes (1940, 2 mins) Hen Hop (1942, 4 mins) Begone Dull Care (1949, 8 mins) A Chairy Tale (1957, 10 mins) Lines Horizontal (1962, 6 mins) Blinkity Blank (1955, 5 mins) La merle (1958, 5 mins) Neighbours (1953, 8 mins) Synchromie (1971, 7 mins) Pas de deux (1968, 13 mins)

D/P Norman McLaren WS National Film Board of Canada TD 35mm/b&w&col/1940-1971/77mins

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