Original title: Crin blanc: Le cheval sauvage
Release year: 1953
Director: Albert Lamorisse
Watched: Apr 15, 2013
The short film by Albert Lamorisse before The Red Balloon. 47 minutes long. The relationship between a fisherman boy and the magnificent horse he finds called White Mane.
There's a grander feel to this film than with The Red Balloon. As if G-d himself made this, or was involved in the making for about 5 seconds. There's a narrator in this film. A throwback to Albert's documentary career, as are the camera pans over the plains and the horses for whom White Mane is the leader.
The different thing about this film is the way White Mane interacts with the boy. He acts as if he has a supernatural power to understand humans - or just the boy, really. It's the bond between them being executed reverently that makes this film special.