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Crin Blanc, Cheval Sauvage

France, 1953 (MIFF 1955, Programme 1)

Director: Albert Lamorisse

Albert Lamorisse will be recalled as the director of Bim, a delightful film for children. In Crin Blanc he succeeds in dazzling us with a brilliance and superb technique that seldom appears in the cinema.

Set in the Camargue in the south of France, the film concerns a wild stallion nicknamed "Crin Blanc" and the efforts of a small fisher boy to tame him.

The photography is realised in rich and luminous images sometimes lyrical; often savage and cruel. The sound track is beautifully composed with unusual percussion effects.

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