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Narcissus is a 1983 Canadian short musical and experimental film directed by Norman McLaren and produced by David Verrall, visualizing the legend of Narcissus in a modern way. It was produced for the National Film Board of Canada.

Directed byNorman McLaren
Produced byDerek Lamb
Douglas Macdonald
David Verrall
StarringJean-Louis Morin
Sylvie Kinal
Sylvain Lafortune
Music byMaurice Blackburn
CinematographyDavid De Volpi
Distributed byNational Film Board of Canada
Release date
1987 (re-released)
Running time
22 minutes


  • Jean-Louis Morin as "Narcissus"
  • Sylvie Kinal as "Nymph"
  • Sylvain Lafortune as "A friend"


  • "Golden Peacock for the Best Short Film of the Festival" at International Film Festival (India, January 1984)
  • "Gold Star Award" at Dance on Camera Festival (USA, April 1984)
  • "Honorable Mention - Visual Essays" at Itinerant - American Film and Video Festival (USA, May–June 1984)
  • "Golden Sheaf Award - Best Experimental Film" at Golden Sheaf Awards / Short Film and Video Festival (Canada, October–November 1984)
  • "Honorable Mention" at Columbus International Film and Video Festival (USA, November 1984)
  • "Special Mention" at Festival international de cinéma de court métrage (Spain, April 1985)
  • "First Prize - Madame de Stael Prize" at Festival international du film romantique (France, May 1985)

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