Monsieur Pointu (film)

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Monsieur Pointu
Directed by
Produced by René Jodoin
Starring Paul Cormier
Music by Paul Cormier
Cinematography Co Hoedeman
Edited by Claude Jobin
Release date
  • June 1976 (1976-06) (Cracow Film Festival)
Running time
12 minutes
Country Canada

Monsieur Pointu is a 1975 animated film about Quebec fiddler Monsieur Pointu, the stage name for Paul Cormier. In this 12-and-a-half-minute film, Pointu and his violin break into pieces that take on a life of their own, dancing to the artist's music. The film was directed by Bernard Longpré and André Leduc and produced by René Jodoin for the National Film Board of Canada. Monsieur Pointu makes use of the pixillation technique pioneered by NFB animation studio founder Norman McLaren in Neighbours and A Chairy Tale, combined with optical effects.[1] It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film at the 48th Academy Awards.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Monsieur Pointu". Canadian Film Encyclopedia. Toronto International Film Festival. Retrieved 18 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "Monsieur Pointu". Collections page. National Film Board of Canada. 
  3. ^ "Monsieur Pointu". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica-Dominion. Retrieved 18 January 2011. 

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