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Old Aunt China (1957)

Length: 12 min., Format: 16 mm., color, film based on drawings
Production: David Perlov in collaboration with the BFI (British film Institute)
Introduction: Jacques Prevert
Music: Germaine Tailleferre
Soloist: Jean Pierre Rampal, flute

David Perlov based his first film, made in Paris, on the sarcastic pictures and texts of a14 year old girl, Margueritte Bonnaevay, who lived in Lyon at the end of the 19th Century. He had found the girl's album in the attic of the house he was living in. The poet Jacques Prevert wrote the introduction to the film, the composer Germaine Tailleferre, of the group of composers "Les Six", composed the music, and the flautist Jean Pierre Rampal played the solo part. The three renowned figures volunteered to participate in the project due to its high artistic standards. The film received enthusiastic reviews in the French press.

Perlov's comment about Old Aunt China

Tante Chinoise et les autres, e'dition e'tablie par Nathalie Jungerman. Un beau livre a` parai^tre le 15 octobre aux E'ditions de La Table Ronde :

Couverture a` plat en PJ.