371. The Fox’s Tale – Ivo Caprino

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SUMMARY: When Mr. Fox dies, Mrs. Fox is visited by three suitors.

WHY IT’S HERE: Ivo Caprino’s way with storytelling continues to make him popular in Norway, although on its initial release this wonderful fairy tale film was not a success and Caprino had to fund him passion with advertising projects. It was worth the sacrifice, for ‘The Fox’s Widow’ has become a legendary short in Norway and beloved of anyone who is lucky enough to discover it. On a less epic scale than his previous ‘Ash Lad and the Good Helpers’, ‘The Fox’s Tale’ tells its modest story of kindness being rewarded with wonderful economy. The woodland setting is beautiful and the animal characters animated with verve.

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