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White Mane (Released by Janus Films, in association with the (The Criterion Collection)
White Mane
Released by Janus Films, in association with the The Criterion Collection
Actor: White Mane
Director: Albert Lamorisse
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Kids & Family
G     2008     0hr 40min

Hoping to keep it free from ranchers, a boy tames a wild horse on the French seaside.

     
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Actor: White Mane
Director: Albert Lamorisse
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Kids & Family
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Classics, Family Films
Studio: Criterion Collection
Format: DVD - Black and White,Full Screen,Widescreen,Anamorphic - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 04/29/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/1952
Theatrical Release Date: 00/00/1952
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 0hr 40min
Screens: Black and White,Full Screen,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 9
Edition: Criterion Collection
MPAA Rating: G (General Audience)
Languages: French
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

White Mane
William Linsley | Shelton CT USA | 06/09/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"White Mane is the name of a wild horse living in a barren region of Southern France, the leader of a herd of horses. Some "gauchos" try to capture him and do, for a time, but he escapes. He is seen by a young boy who eventually befriends him and brings him to his home, which he shares with an old man and a baby sister. The family has other pets, such as turtles and a flamingo. Unfortunately, the gauchos haven't given up their quest to capture the beautiful horse. This somewhat sad tale is lightened considerably by its beautiful photography and by its straightforward tone. It is told in the manner of a Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale, and would be suitable and recommended for children, with parental guidance, and adults."
A classic
A. Diehl | 01/30/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Gorgeous cinematography and an endearing narrative typify this triumphant film about a boy who falls in love with a Camargue pony stallion. The story that unfolds is nothing short of charming. As the Camargue herdsmen repeatedly attempt to capture White Mane, the boy is visited in dreams by the stallion, announcing a bond that will eventually bring the two together. Throughout the film, White Mane's power, innocence and freedom is mirrored in the single-mindedness of the boy, who is determined to prevent the stallion from falling into the herdsmens' hands. The stunning scenery of the Camargue region of Southern France forms the backdrop to the film, fraught with lush salt marshes and pristine beaches. Whether you enjoy the original French-language version or the new English version, this film will not disappoint."
Check out Criterion's 'Red Balloon/White Mane' DVD
steveg | USA | 11/01/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"In April 2008, Criterion released three DVDs each with one award winning children's shorts for the first time from beautifully restored prints. In November 2008, Criterion's bare bones DVD of Albert Lamorisse's award winning 'White Mane' (1953) will be getting a new release, but this time 'White Mane' will be paired with Albert Lamorisse's award winning 'The Red Balloon' (1956).

The Red Balloon/White Mane

This coupled DVD would be a wonderful present for any little child (young or old).

Again, from the total run time of just 74 minutes, nothing extra will be added outside of (one would hope) the brief printed liner notes for both found in the single DVD version, plus one theatrical trailer celebrating the 50 year restoration for both shorts.

The third short not in this new release, but available separately, is William Mason's 'Paddle to the Sea' (1966). This 28 minute children's short won Best Documentary Film at the International Children's Film Festival in 1968. You also might want to look into that one.

I hope you catch this deal. I wish I had."