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415 Ratings

Pas de Deux

Directed by Norman McLaren
Canada, 1968
Musical, Short


The film sees two performers dancing a pas de deux, filmed on high contrast film stock with very stark side lighting. This is augmented by step-and-repeat printing on an optical printer. This gives the film an almost stroboscopic appearance..

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Pas de Deux Directed by Norman McLaren

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1969 | Nominee: Best Short Subject, Live Action Subjects

BAFTA Awards

1969 | Winner: Best Animated Film

Melbourne International Film Festival

1969 | Winner: Grand Prix

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