Le bleu perdu / The Lost Blue
Paul DriessenCanada / 1972 / 7' 0''
An animated cartoon envisaging the kind of world that children of the future may well inherit when the last vestige of blue is blotted from the sky by the spreading mantle of smog. In this story a little boy sets out, equipped with celestial wings, to discover whether what an old man has told him is actually true, that there is blue above the grey. When he finds it he concludes that blue is where paradise is; the grimy earth is the netherworld. A film without words. (NFB/ONF)
Paul Driessen (1940, The Netherlands) is an artist, animation director and professor. He has won over 70 international awards for his work, and 3 Misses (2000) earned him an Oscar nomination. ASIFA Hollywood awarded him with the Annie Award, ASIFA International (1994) and Animafest Zagreb (2002) with Lifetime Achievement Awards.
National Film Board of Canada
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