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The Man Who Planted Trees

Original title
L'homme qui plantait des arbres (The Man Who Planted Trees)
Running time
30 min.
Canada Canada
Jean Giono (Story: Jean Giono)
Normand Roger
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) / National Film Board of Canada (NFB) / Société Radio-Canada
Animation. Drama | Friendship. Nature. Half-length Film
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Synopsis / Plot
The story of Elzeard Bouffier, who over 35 years quietly cultivated a magnificent forest in a desolate area of France. The tale is told by a young traveler who happens upon the old gentleman one day, and finds himself returning to rediscover the landscape several times over the following decades.
1987: Oscar: Best Animated Short Film
1987: Cannes: Nominated for Palme d´Or (Golden Palm)
1987: Annecy Film Festival: Top Prize (Best Short Film)
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