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White Mane

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Alain Emery, White Mane

White Mane

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
40 minutes
performer:
Alain Emery
director:
Albert Lamorisse
genre:
Kids and Family

We gave it an A-

In The Red Balloon, a boy bonds with an airy plaything too impish, and free, for the adult world. In White Mane, which director Albert Lamorisse made three years earlier (and which, like The Red Balloon, is now being rereleased), a boy bonds with a white stallion too wild, and free, for the adult world. This earlier incarnation of the theme is grittier, less sunny, as the horse is hunted by ruthless men who want to trap it, break it, ruin it. A haunting final escape seals the cost of freedom. A-