A Chairy Tale (1957)

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  • Il Etait Une Chaise Alternative


A modern fairy tale, about a chair that declines to be sat upon. It focuses on a young man and a kitchen chair. The youth tries to sit and the chair eludes him. The ensuing struggle, first for mastery and then for understanding, forms the action of the film.

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