White Mane (Crin Blanc - Le Cheval Sauvage)

White Mane (Crin Blanc - Le Cheval Sauvage)
White Mane (Crin Blanc - Le Cheval Sauvage)

Year

1952

Duration

38 minutes

Genres

Short Films

Language

French

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Synopsis

Three years before The Red Balloon, director Albert Lamorisse made this enchanting short film about a young fisherman who tames a wild stallion called White Mane in the marshes of the Camargue in south-west France. The pair soon develop a close bond, but it's not long before the outside world enters and attempts to break up their friendship. This is a gentle but also gritty and haunting film, as the boy and White Mane are pursued by local ranchers wanting to capture the horse. Full of beautifully poetic black-and-white images, the stunning landscapes and wonderfully expressive performances make the film an enthralling watch.

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Contains scenes of moderate danger to children and animals

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