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This short animation artfully revisits the Greek myth of Icarus. The son of the master craftsman Daedalus, creator of the Labyrinth, Icarus attempts to escape the island of Crete by means of a pair of wings constructed by his father. Upon receiving these wings, made from feathers and wax, he is told to fly neither too low, where the sea’s dampness would clog his wings, nor too high, where the sun’s heat would melt them -- precious advice the hubristic Icarus tragically won’t heed.

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Icarus, Paul Bochner, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Paul Bochner
  • producer
    Wolf Koenig
  • camera
    Jacques Avoine
    Raymond Dumas
    Cameron Gaul
  • sound
    Jean-Pierre Joutel
  • music recording
    Roger Lamoureux
  • re-recording
    Jean-Pierre Joutel
  • music
    Eldon Rathburn