Monday, July 07, 2008

The Man Who Planted Trees (1987)

Beautiful and moving Oscar winning animated short film from director Frédéric Back and narrated by Christopher Plummer. Back also hand-drew all of it. It's 30 minutes long and worth watching every minute (although seeing it in a larger format would be nice).

French author Jean Giono's allegory of one shepherd's single-handed effort to re-forest a desert valley in the Alps. The story was published in 1953.
(French Title: L'homme qui plantait des arbres)

Thanks, Carpex, for the link.


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