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Mr. Plateau

Belgium, 1964 (MIFF 1966, Programme 22)

Director: Jean Brismée

An absorbing tribute to the work of the cinematic pioneer, Joseph Plateau, who invented the phenakisticope.

Prix du film scientifique, Anvers Festival; Special Jury Prize, Cannes Festival; Diploma of Honour, Bucharest Congress.

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