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Le merle

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It’s the story of a bird that loses first its neck, then its eye, back, wings and feet in turn before they return again, but this time doubled or tripled in number. The filmmaker used simple cardboard cut-outs in geometric shapes to illustrate this traditional folk song.

1958, 04 min 39 s

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Mention
SODRE International Festival of Documentary and experimental Films
July 16 to August 24 1960, Montevideo - Uruguay

Blue Ribbon Award
Itinerant - American Film and Video Festival
April 20 to 23 1960, New York - USA

Blue Ribbon Award - Category: Films as Art
Itinerant - American Film and Video Festival
April 20 to 23 1960, New York - USA

Special Mention
Ibero-American-Filipino Documentary Film Contest
October 1 to 10 1959, Bilbao - Spain

Diploma of Honour
International Review of Specialized Cinematography
February 2 to 12 1959, Rome - Italy

Diploma of Honour
International Film Festival
July 26 to August 10 1958, Locarno - Switzerland

First Prize for Best Use of Colour
World Film Festival
May 20 to 27 1958, Brussels - Belgium