OK, two things are needed as lead-ins: first, yes, I did feature an earlier version of this film on New Year’s, and Disney’s version. Second, I will be finishing the best of 2014 list (25-21, 20-16, 15-11 can be seen here) and start my 2014 Film Discoveries after that, but I need a light day after all the BAM Awards posting yesterday.
Jean Renoir is the son of painter Pierre-August Renoir but also one of the great filmmakers of all time. One of his earliest triumphs on film is this positively gorgeous short he made based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen. You can view the film here.