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  • Short Summary

    'Gilles' - clowns with plumed head-dresses - are the highlight of the Binche carnival.

  • Description

    Binche, Belgium.

    Title: "Quaintest of all Carnivals. 'Gilles' (Carnival Clowns) wearing gorgeous plumes of great value, dance up and down the Town".

    High angled shot of a carnival procession coming down a town street, densely packed crowds line the way. High angles shot of the procession; the tall white plumes of the 'Gilles' can be seen clearly. Various shots of the 'Gilles' dancing down the street, bells hang from their brightly patterned suits, huge white umbrellas of feathers stick out from their head-dresses.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    454.09
    Media URN:
    25563
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    18/02/1926
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:40:00 / 01:11:42:00
    Canister:
    G 1269

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