The 1966 Art Film Funded By The Canadian Government With Music From Leonard Cohen

This is a film about a young man, a girl and a dog, in which the visuals are overexposed or, more technically, given a high contrast. The girl tries to fly with wings more symbolic than practical; the young man and the dog make similar attempts. Music by poet Leonard Cohen, played by The Stormy Clovers (one of Cohen’s early musical projects.)

The film received Honourable Mention at the International Annual Film Festival, a Chris Certificate Award in the Graphic Arts Category at the International Film and Video Festival, First Prize in the Arts and Experimental category at the Genie Awards and Special Mention at the Festival of Canadian Films.

Angel from National Film Board of Canada on Vimeo.