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Monsieur Pointu

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Here is screen magic at its best. Virtuoso stage entertainer Monsieur Pointu (his real name is Paul Cormier, renowned beyond his native Québec), becomes even more animated through the art of film animation. He and his violin are literally taken apart--head, feet, limbs, various items of stage attire, bow, strings, and box go into their own separate acts, with strange and amusing results. Film without words.

1975, 12 min 34 s

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Bronze Medal
HEMISFILM
February 7 to 9 1977, San Antonio - USA

Third Prize
International Festival of Documentary and Short Film - (Zinebi)
December 1 to 6 1975, Bilbao - Spain

Short Film Special Prize
Festival international du film de l'ensemble francophone
September 26 to October 3 1975, Geneva - Switzerland