Merle (Le)

Norman Mclaren

4’40 • 1958 • vo anglais, français • Canada • animation • 4/3

In this animation film, Norman McLaren imparts unusual activity to an old French-Canadian nonsense song.
Simple white cut-outs on pastel backgrounds, many by Evelyn Lambart, provide lively illustrations. The folksong "Mon Merle" is sung in French by the Trio Lyrique of Montreal.

animation : Norman McLaren, Evelyn Lambart
music : Maurice Blackburn
song : Le Trio Lyrique
camera : Douglas Poulter
producer : Norman McLaren
production, distribution : National Film Board of Canada, NFB

- awards :
First prize (dedicated to the best use of color) - World Film Festival - Belgique - 1958
Special mention -Spanish American and Philippines Film Festival - Spain - 1959
Blue Ribbon’s prize, Itinérant - American Film and Video Festival - USA - 1960
Honor diploma - International Review of Specialized Cinematography - Italy - 1959
Honor diploma - Festival International du Film - Switzerland - 1958
Mention - SODRE, Documentaries and experimental international film Festival - Uruguay - 1960

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- screenings within the framework of La Vidéothèque Nomade


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