The Red kite

Canada, 1965

Film
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A tale taken from a collection of short stories by Canadian author Hugh Hood. The setting is Montreal, and the story simply about a red kite that a man buys for his young daughter. This mildly impulsive act leads to encounters with strangers that cause him to wonder about the whole purpose and meaning of life. The bitter-sweet mood of the film and the setting, Montreal in late summer, creates a strangely haunting view of the city and of time.

Credits

director

Morten Parker

producer

Guy Glover

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:17:05:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

27800

Subject categories

Adaptations

Childrens Films

Childrens Films → Children 12+

Childrens Films → Children's films - Canada

Literature → Canadian literature - Film and video adaptations

Literature → Literature

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

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