The Sand castle

Canada, 1977

Film
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A fable of great humour and appeal, ‘The Sand Castle’ is the story of the Sandman and the creatures he sculpts out of sand. Under his direction, they build a castle and celebrate the completion of their new home only to be interrupted by the visit of an uninvited guest. The wind blows, and the castle crumbles. The filmmaker leaves the door open to various interpretations. Sound film, without words. (Awards: Twenty-two awards including Melbourne International Film Festival and Academy Award)

Credits

director

Co Hoedeman

producer

Gaston Serault

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Duration

00:13:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

28178

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Academy awards (Motion pictures)

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Film festivals - Australia - Melbourne - Awards

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion pictures - Awards

Animation

Animation → Animated films - Canada

Childrens Films

Childrens Films → Children's films - Canada

Crafts & Visual Arts → Sandcastles

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Sandcastles

Literature → Fables

Literature → Fables - Juvenile films

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

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