Little Frick and the Fiddle

Original title
Veslefrikk med fela
Production year
1952
Lenght
18 min
Negativ
35 mm colour film

Norway missed a great opportunity, claimed Arne Hestenes of Dagbladet, when Little Frick and the Fiddle was not sent to the Cannes Film Festival in May 1952. Later that year the movie took 1st Prize at the children's cinema festival in Venice. This new art form had to go to Italy before the laurels started rustling in the wind wrote Arne Bang Hansen at the time.

When Swedish movie director Ingmar Bergman visited Caprino's film studio some years later, this was the movie he asked to have for his private collection. This was the first Caprino movie to be based on Norwegian folk tales, something that had never been done before. By a strange quirk, Ivo Caprino's famous great-grandfather, Hans Gude, had, in his time, also illustrated the Norwegian folk tales.