Overture (1958 film)

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Directed by Gian Luigi Polidoro
Produced by Thorold Dickinson
Distributed by National Film Board of Canada
Release date(s)
  • 1958 (1958)
Running time 10 minutes
Country Canada
Language Italian

Overture (Italian: Oeuverture) is a 1958 Canadian short documentary film directed by Gian Luigi Polidoro. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short.[1]

The film depicts the peacekeeping efforts of the United Nations, set against the music of Beethoven's Egmont Overture, performed by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.[2]


  1. ^ "NY Times: Overture". NY Times. Retrieved 2008-11-26. 
  2. ^ "Overture". National Film Board of Canada collections page. 1958. Retrieved 2009-07-03. 

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