Narcissus

In this short film by Norman McLaren, dancers enact the Greek tragedy of Narcissus, the beautiful youth whose excessive self-love condemned him to a trapped existence. Skillfully merging film, dance and music, the film is a compendium of the techniques McLaren acquired over a lifetime of experimentation.

Comments

  • HybridBoy

    “One of my favorite movie from McLaren! <3 Love the music, the choreography, the theme, the actors...” — HybridBoy, 21 Aug 2014

  • VLoewen

    “Well done! Beautiful, thoughtful, sensitive, with a poignant, tragic message at the end.” — VLoewen, 17 Apr 2012

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Film Credits

director
Norman McLaren
producer
David Verrall
cinematography
David De Volpi
optical camera
Jimmy Chin
sound
Louis Hone
re-recording
Jean-Pierre Joutel
choreography
Fernand Nault
music
Maurice Blackburn

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