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Rien qu'une petite chanson d'amour

Directed by Viviane Elnécavé
Canada, 1974 (animation / avant-garde, 10 minutes, black and white)
Also known as "Just a Little Love Song"
Rien qu'une petite chanson d'amour
Photo © National Film Board of Canada

Film Description [in French] :
"Plus symboliste que réaliste, ce film d'animation explore le rude paradis qu'est l'enfance de tout individu et ouvre grande la porte au souvenir des chagrins que l'adulte garde intact en soi bien au-delà de ses jeunes années. Personnages, musique, trame sonore, bref, tous les éléments du film emportent le spectateur dans la griserie du combat ardu que, de sa naissance à sa mort, l'homme doit mener pour conquérir et reconquérir sa liberté."
-- Office national du film du Canada (source)

Film Description:
"This particular love song is an ironic, oftentimes caustic, commentary on the terror and pain of love, from a child's desperate attempts at closeness with his parents to an adult's relationship with a cruel and isolating world. Animated boldly with a paint brush and black ink, the action, like a continual dance, throbs to the rhythms of a five-string banjo. Shapes change, are metamorphosed, in an emotional roller-coaster trip through the subconscious."
-- National Film Board of Canada (source)


Film Credits (partial):
Produced by: Gaston Sarault
Cinematography: Raymond Dumas
Animation: Viviane Elnécavé
Music: Pete Seeger, Gerry Goodfriend
Production Company: Office national du film du Canada / National Film Board of Canada
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