Paradise

Canada, 1984

Film
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A technical and visual masterpiece created by Ishu Patel. His creation of a fantastic kingdom where a Divine Bird performs a magic dance for an adoring emperor has won international acclaim. Innovative mixed-media techniques and dramatic lighting create a fabulous crystal chamber which is both palace and prison. A palace for the jealous blackbird who covets such an artificial paradise, and a prison for the Divine Bird, who has never enjoyed the freedom of the forest. Photographed by Pierre Landry. Animated by Ishu Patel and George Ungar. Music by Gheorghe Zamfir. (Awards: Berlin; Annecy; Gijon; Spain; Melbourne; Antibes-Juan-les-Pins; Los Angeles; Adelaide; Hamilton; Oakland; New York; Oscar nomination, Hollywood.)

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Credits

director

Ishu Patel

co-producer

Douglas MacDonald

Ishu Patel

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Duration

00:15:20:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1984

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

323828

Language

English

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

Wikidata

Q2051374

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