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A Chairy Tale (1957)

An ordinary-looking chair refuses to be sat upon.

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Claude Jutra
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Claude Jutra ... Young man (uncredited)
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A young man wishes to sit down on a plain white chair in order to read. The chair resists this whole idea strenuously. Finally the young man admits defeat and sits on the floor. But left on its own the chair becomes lonesome... The music is provided by Ravi Shankar, years before the Beatles spread his name far and wide. Written by David Badger

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Official Sites:

NFB (english) [Canada]

Country:

Canada

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Release Date:

1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A História de uma Cadeira See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Love requited
12 June 1999 | by VarlaamSee all my reviews

It is perhaps illuminating to note that this amusing tale of an unnatural affection was made by two of Canada's most creative closeted homosexuals, Norman McLaren and Claude Jutra. The outcome here is a happy one, a union between man and chair.

"A Chairy Tale" was the closest that the great Norman McLaren ever came to a homoerotic film until he outed himself in his final effort, the quite overt "Narcissus", made in 1983, a gentle Canadian answer to the more confrontational works of the likes of Kenneth Anger and Derek Jarman.


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