The Flying Man is an experimental animation that one is told everyone should see. It won the Grand Prize award at Annecy in 1962. Painted with the palest of pastel a man arrives on screen, divests himself of his clothing and flies.
The animation technique uses coloured pencils on frosted cels, with pastel backgrounds. French writer Jean Giono was an environmentalist who was ahead of his time. Animator Frédéric Back came across Giono’s story in the magazine Le sauvage in 1974. It won the Grand Prize (shared) at the International Animation Film Festival, Annecy, France 1987.