“The Man Who Planted Trees” (1987) IMDb

Categorization

Animated short based on a 1953 short story by Jean Giono.

Subject

A Provence man’s effort to re-forest a desolate valley in the foothills of the Alps throughout the first half of the 20th century.

Commentary

The second of Frédéric Back’s two Oscar winners. Brilliantly composed, and much more polished in its drawing style than “Crac” (1980). Unmatched fluidity.

References here: World: Journey of My Memory (1998).

animation fiction moving picture