White Mane


White Mane

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In this French short subject, the titular protagonist is a courageous white stallion. Despite repeated attempts, the stallion steadfastly refuses to be captured and broken. There is a delicate fantasy element to the proceedings that might have been shattered had director Albert Lamorisse extended the film beyond its 38 minutes.

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Critic Reviews for White Mane

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Audience Reviews for White Mane

  • Jul 03, 2016
    [font=Century Gothic]"White Mane" and "The Red Balloon" are two exceptional films by Albert Lamorisse about innocence and friendship in childhood. Of the two, "White Mane" is the more traditional of the two, focusing on Folco(Alain Emery), a fisher boy in the south of France, who befriends a wild horse that local men are coveting. As good as this is, it is no match for the inventively playful "The Red Balloon" which is about a young boy(Pascal Lamorisse) who finds a red balloon and their adventures in Paris. With this almost wordless film, Albert Lamorisse has complete confidence in himself as a filmmaker, composing sequences that boggle the mind as to how they were made. And if you know, please don't tell me.[/font]
    Walter M Super Reviewer
  • Jul 03, 2016
    An optimistic and poetic story of childhood and taking control of your destiny. A really well done film and one that is shot beautifully! It's only 40 minutes long and in this short time it helps to convey a lot that will make you think after the film has ended!
    Chris B Super Reviewer
  • Sep 21, 2008
    A quietly logical film,the tale has certainly scattered elements from Exupery's philosophy and a childish mood such is in C.S. Lewis' Narnia books (check out the Horse and his Boy book),a balanced moral in the finale but a complete nectar.
    Dimitris S Super Reviewer
  • Jun 08, 2008
    A Short 38 Minute Film, from 1952, in Black & White in French with English Subtitles, Its a great picture for horse lovers.
    Bruce B Super Reviewer

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