Monstrous cranes and prehistoric flying reptiles dominate an inhospitable seaport. Only a lonely angler is tolerated as a human being. He witnesses a strange idyll between a cabin boy and a mermaid. Dream or reality?
With 'Sirene' a problem arose with the figures that had to appear 'human' and 'poetic'. They were given a more classic appearance, while the other protagonists remained very stylized. Norbert Desyn's beautiful decors acted as a binding agent. ”
1968: “Silver Pelican”: International Animation Film Festival - Mamaia (Romania).
1969: Grand Prize for Animation Film - Tehran (Iran).
1969: Film Critic's Award: International Film Festival - Tehran (Iran).
1969: “Silver Boomerang”: International Film Festival - Melbourne (Australia).
1969: “Award Richard Declerck”, Grand Prize: National Film Festival - Antwerp (Belgium).
1969: Prize for best colour film: National Film Festival - Antwerp (Belgium).
1970: “Silver Hugo”, First Prize for Animation Film: International Film Festival - Chicago (USA).
1970: First Prize: International Film Festival - Philadelphia (USA).
Frame: 1 x 1.33
Length: 9'30 ”
Original version: international - no dialogues
Directed by: Raoul Servais
Script: Raoul Servais
Animation: Raoul Servais & Willy Verschelde
Backgrounds: Norbert Desyn
Music: Lucien Goethals
Producer: Absolon Films / Anagram, realized in collaboration with the Flemish Community