St. Francis (lost French animated anti-war film; 1939)

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Berthold Bartosch, director of the film.

Status: Lost

St. Francis (also known as Nightmare and Dreams and Saint Francis: Dreams and Nightmares) is a French 25 minute anti-war film directed by Berthold Bartosch.

Partially financed by Thorold Dickinson, Bartosch worked on it from 1933 to 1938. Very little is known about it, to the point where there are conflicting reports on whether it was in color or in black & white.[1][2]

When the Nazis invaded Paris, the film was still in the editing stages. Bartosch deposited the film at the Cinémathèque Française, where it was destroyed during the Nazi occupation. Reportedly, a few still images have survived, but they are incredibly rare and aren't available online.

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References

  1. A Reader in Animation Studies in Google Books. Retrieved 27 Mar '16.
  2. Big Cartoon Database. Retrieved 27 Mar '16.