Beginnings

Canada, 1980

Film
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This film describes the animator’s personal view of the universe. Abstract landscapes evolve into strange, god-like figures whose images revert into landscapes. The movements are slow and dreamy. The product of an eclectic imagination, this universe draws on historical, literary, and classical sources to illustrate man’s close ties with nature. Awards: Eight including Ottawa; New York; Columbus; London; Los Angeles; Annecy.

Credits

production company

ONF | NFB

producer

Gason Sarault

co-director

Clorinda Warny

Suzanne Gervais

Lina Gagnon

Duration

00:09:00:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1980

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

014243

Language

English

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Animation (Cinematography)

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Film festivals - Great Britain - London - Awards

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Film festivals - United States - Los Angeles - Awards

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Film festivals - United States - New York - Awards

Animation

Animation → Animated films - Canada

Experimental

Experimental → Experimental films - Canada

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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