Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director

Le Merle

Canada, 1958 (MIFF 1959, Programme 12)

Director: Norman McLaren

"Mon Merle", an old French folksong, sung by the Trio Lyrique of Montreal, tells the story of a happy-go-lucky bird who loses his neck, beak. wings and eyes but immediately sets about retrieving them. To his astonishment they return in duplicate and triplicate. Norman McLaren in his inimitable style has used simple cut-outs on a pastel background to portray the action of the song.

See also...

THE BEST OF NORMAN McCLAREN

Canada
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… More »

Pen Point Percussion

Canada, 1951
A short account of the work of Norman McLaren and some of his unusual techniques. ... More »

A Phantasy

Canada, 1952
A surrealistic abstract with an unusual sound track consisting of synthetic sound in conjunction with music for saxophone. ... More »

Neighbours

Canada
A parable in which McLaren uses people and natural backgrounds, as well as a few drawn ones, for the first time. Sound is drawn direct on to the film. ... More »

Boogie Doodle

Canada, 1948
One of the earlier of the McLaren experimental films. An abstract film, made without the use of a camera, in which "boogie" played by Albert Amnions and "doodle*' drawn by Norman McLaren combine to m… More »

© Melbourne International Film Festival 2013.

Site by MeccaMedialight. Powered by Textstem CMS.