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Trois portraits d'un oiseau qui n'existait pas

France, 1964 (MIFF 1969, Programme 21)

Director: R. Lapoujade

The title is that of a poem by Claude Aveline. The painter Robert Lapoujade illustrates it with animated paintings. His technique, the fluid use of powders and other materials, reinforces semi-real and semi-abstract images.

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