Simon

United Kingdom, 1956

Film
Please note

Sorry, we don't have images or video for this item.

Simon, a clumsy and slightly backward boy, joins his young playmates in their games in the woods, but is tormented and finally abandoned by them. In this experimental film, the children were given only a rough outline of each scene and themselves improvised the details. The central theme of bullying and group cruelty pinpoints a private purgatory familiar to every child. The beauty of the woodlands where the action takes place symbolises the supposedly innocent natures of children, stressing the disillusioning contrast with their behaviour.

Credits

co-director

Hans Casparius

Anne Balfour Fraser

producer

Independent Cine Art

Language

English

Duration

00:16:00:00

Colour

Black and White

Please note: this archive is an ongoing body of work. Sometimes the credit information (director, year etc) isn’t available so these fields may be left blank; we are progressively filling these in with further research.

Cite this work on Wikipedia

If you would like to cite this item, please use the following template: {{cite web |url=https://acmi.net.au/works/72829--simon/ |title=Simon |author=Australian Centre for the Moving Image |access-date=13 April 2021 |publisher=Australian Centre for the Moving Image}}