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Crin Blanc

Fortnight 2007, Short film, 0h40


In the Camargue, in southern France. Crin Blanc is a magnificent stallion who leads a free herd of horses and is too proud to be broken in by men. Preserving his wild nature, he only allows himself to be tamed by Falco, a young fisherman. An incredible friendship grows between boy and wild horse. Together they set off in pursuit of a freedom men will not allow them.


Albert Lamorisse

Born in Paris in 1922, Albert Lamorisse began making films in the late 40s. He quickly achieved international recognition for the poetic quality of his short and medium-length films about children and the imagination. Crin Blanc won the Jean Vigo Prize in 1952 and receives the Grand Prix for short film at the Cannes Film Festival in 1953 . The Red Balloon received the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 1956 and an Oscar the following year. He died in a helicopter accident near Tehran in 1970 while shooting a documentary, Le Vent des amoureux.

Jean-Pierre Grenier (narrateur / narrator)

James Agee, Denys Colomb Daunant, Albert Lamorisse

Edmond Séchan

Régine Artarit

Georges Alépée

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Title in Original Version : White Mane