White Mane

Director: Albert Lamorisse
Year Released: 1953
Rating: 1.0

A boy earns the trust of a wild horse (instead of a red balloon), but local wranglers want to 'imprison' the beast and deny it its luscious freedom. Aside from the black and white cinematography - wonderfully capturing the French coast line - there is little of merit in this oddly aloof trifle, which seems more like a non-informative documentary on horses than a fictitious short. It concludes with boy and animal finding paradise by, of all things, drowning.