| 15 min

A beauty-and-the-beast tale, enhanced and embellished by the filmmaker's art. The screen becomes a luminous, shimmering dance of colours from which the story's characters emerge like ephemeral beings from a mystic world, before melting away again into the chimerical void from which they came. The story is based on a traditional West Coast Indigenous story. The feats that the youth must perform to win his fair maiden are rooted in Indigenous tradition, and masks are used in the telling of the story.

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  • director
    Rick Raxlen
  • producer
    Tom Daly
  • camera
    David De Volpi
  • sound
    Claude Delorme
    Michel Hazel
  • editing
    Margaret Wescott
  • sound editing
    Les Halman
  • re-recording
    Roger Lamoureux
    Jean-Pierre Joutel
  • music
    Bruce Mackay
  • cast
    Stanley Coles
    Patrick Cullen
    Molly Dressel
    Lubba Goy
    Michael Hogan
    Susan King
    Mary Lou de La Salle
    Jack Messinger
    Sandy Nicholls
    Marshall Webster