Directed by:- Claude Jutra & Norman McLarren
Starring :- Claude Jutra
Animation, :- Evelyn Lambart
Music by Ravi Shankar, Chatur Lal, Maurice Blackburn
Distributed by National Film Board of Canada
Release date(s):- 1957
Running time:- 12 minutes
Colour :- Black And White
A young man wishes to sit down on a plain white chair in order to read. The chair resists this whole idea strenuously. Finally the young man admits defeat and sits on the floor. But left on its own the chair becomes lonesome… The music is provided by Ravi Shankar, years before the Beatles spread his name far and wide
The Red Balloon
Directed , Produced, Written:- :- Albert Lamorisse
Starring:- Pascal Lamorisse
Released:-15 October 1956
Running Time :- 34 Minutes
A boy makes friends with a seemingly sentient balloon, and it begins to follow him. It follows the boy to school, to the bus, and to church. Boy and balloon play together in the streets of Paris and try to elude a gang of boys that wants to destroy the balloon. The film ends as the other balloons in Paris come to Pascal’s aid and take him on a cluster balloon ride over the city as the narrator states that other balloons took Pascal up to a magical world where balloons and children can be friends forever.
Winner of the Best Original Screenplay Oscar, and there is almost no dialog spoken in the film
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
Directed :- Robert Enrico
Based on a Short story by Ambrose Bierce
Running Time :- 28 minutes
Peyton Farquhar, a Civil War civilian prisoner and spy, is about to be hanged from Owl Creek Bridge. As he is dropped, the rope breaks, and as he swims away the soldier’s bullets miss him. After avoiding capture, he arrives at his home, and sees his wife and child. He runs toward his wife and she toward him. Just as they are about to fall into each other’s arms, however, the scene cuts to Farquhar being dropped from the platform and hanged on the bridge. The entire escape was a dream or hallucination that he experienced in the moments before his death.
SCHWARZFAHRER (THE BLACK RIDER)
German Director Pepe Dunguart, made a short film in 1993 about racism in Germany. The film went on to win an Academy awardin 1994 for best short film.
The short film ‘Schwarzfahrer’ or The black rider is a play in the German word meaning Fare Dodger and that the man on the train is a black rider. In the film a black man boards the train and sits next to an old lady who verbally abuses him while people on the train sit quietly and say nothing. The end of the film has a humorous twist, and allows the viewer to reflect on what the message of the film is.
Director:- Pepe Dunguart
Running time : 12 min.
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