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Jury Programme: Ron Dyens + presentation of the Sacrebleu Productions

A Blue Room

Tomasz Siwiński | France | 2014 | 15 min | PL | EN titulky

One day, Adam wakes up in an empty blue room. His only connection to the world seems to be a window which is also sort of a screen and filters reality and the man’s memories in a very mysterious way. What happened to his family and him? This suggestive film represents the technique of paint-on-glass animation.

A Blue Room

Fr 10/5/2019
20.00-21.14
Puppet Theatre

Fr 10/5/2019
20.00-21.14
Puppet Theatre

Faces from Places, Pakistan: Basant Festival

Bastien Dubois | France | 2013 | 3 min | FR

This film is a part of the Faces from Places series that takes the viewers to twenty different places all around the world and introduces different customs and cultures. This episode about Pakistan introduces the annual festivities in the city of Lahore where each year the sky fills with thousands of flying kites and neighbours compare their kites from their rooftops.

Faces from Places, Pakistan: Basant Festival

Fr 10/5/2019
20.00-21.14
Puppet Theatre

Fr 10/5/2019
20.00-21.14
Puppet Theatre

Eden

Julie Caty | France | 2017 | 6 min

Adam and Eve didn’t seem to be particularly enjoying their lives in Paradise, so they decided to leave it. And they would have gotten away with it had it not been for God! While the two enjoy the big city and its temptations, God’s helper – a dinosaur – is tracking them. Apart from a mouth full of sharp teeth, he also has a gun and a very trigger-happy claw…

Eden

Fr 10/5/2019
20.00-21.14
Puppet Theatre

Fr 10/5/2019
20.00-21.14
Puppet Theatre

Kroak: Fishing Trip

Julie Rembauville, Nicolas Bianco-Levrin | France | 2008 | 3 min

Thanks to (not only) Ron Dyens, our hero Kroak made it from the pages of comic books all the way to the big screen. His absurd stories are characterised by a peculiar humour with unexpected punchlines and a unique score when authentic sounds are replaced by actual voices of the sound engineers. In this episode, Kroak wants to find some food in a hole in the ice.

Kroak: Fishing Trip

Fr 10/5/2019
20.00-21.14
Puppet Theatre

Fr 10/5/2019
20.00-21.14
Puppet Theatre

Man on the Chair

Dahee Jeong | France, South Korea | 2014 | 7 min | KO | EN titulky

For a man who doubts his own existence, getting up from a chair may be an impossible task. That’s at least what the protagonist of Man on the Chair thinks. He’s living his life imprisoned in his surreal imagination. Or is it reality? This film won the award for the Best Short Film at the 2014 Annecy Festival.

Man on the Chair

Fr 10/5/2019
20.00-21.14
Puppet Theatre

Fr 10/5/2019
20.00-21.14
Puppet Theatre

Faces from Places, Japan: Hojōjutsu

Bastien Dubois | France | 2013 | 3 min | FR

Another one of Dyens’ collaborations with director and traveller Bastien Dubois takes us to Japan to see a martial art called Hojōjutsu that uses specific restraining techniques. But similar unique bondage techniques aren’t exclusive only to Hojōjutsu. Outside of Japan, the kinbaku technique is popular in the BDSM subculture.

Faces from Places, Japan: Hojōjutsu

Fr 10/5/2019
20.00-21.14
Puppet Theatre

Fr 10/5/2019
20.00-21.14
Puppet Theatre

Kid Loco: Pretty Boy Floyd

Olivier Chabalier | France | 2008 | 4 min

This music video proves that Ron Dyens doesn’t limit himself to making only narrative films. Right in front of our eyes, Olivier Chabalier presents a smoothly flowing world full of dreamy spectacles. He includes animated elements as well noticeably stylised actors and actresses who appear and disappear again alongside fairies, deer and snakes.

Kid Loco: Pretty Boy Floyd

Fr 10/5/2019
20.00-21.14
Puppet Theatre

Fr 10/5/2019
20.00-21.14
Puppet Theatre

The Memories of Dogs

Simone Massi | France | 2006 | 8 min

Another one of Dyens’ collaborators is Simone Massi, an eminent personality of Italian animation. In his intimate films, Massi finds himself on the border between stories and purely lyrical images, usually in black and white. These images take us into the burdensome memories of a little boy’s childhood.

The Memories of Dogs

Fr 10/5/2019
20.00-21.14
Puppet Theatre

Fr 10/5/2019
20.00-21.14
Puppet Theatre

Rhizome

Boris Labbé | France | 2015 | 11 min

Boris Labbé, the director of this fascinating film with minimal colour, believes that everything in the universe is closely connected – from the smallest things to the biggest ones. The director captures their movement and constant metamorphoses in a minutely elaborate whole of 2D computer animation of Indian ink and watercolours on paper.

Rhizome

Fr 10/5/2019
20.00-21.14
Puppet Theatre

Fr 10/5/2019
20.00-21.14
Puppet Theatre

Kroak: Return to Bear

Julie Rembauville, Nicolas Bianco-Levrin | France | 2008 | 3 min

As Kroak the Eskimo is always hungry in the land of snow and ice, we see him hunting in this episode as well. He would like to have a roast walrus for dinner. But when he encounters a rather agile adversary on his hunting quest, it comes as a big surprise to him. Who will become the main course at the end?

Kroak: Return to Bear

Fr 10/5/2019
20.00-21.14
Puppet Theatre

Fr 10/5/2019
20.00-21.14
Puppet Theatre

Madagascar, a Journey Diary

Bastien Dubois | France | 2010 | 12 min | FR | A journey diary that redraws the trip of a Europea

Madagascar, a Journey Diary describes the journey of a European traveller who is confronted with the Famadihana tradition. The pages of the travelogue turn and the drawings come to life. Before we get acquainted with the Malagasy culture, we travel through the fertile landscape of Madagascar. This collage film is characterised by captivating graphic style.

Madagascar, a Journey Diary

Fr 10/5/2019
20.00-21.14
Puppet Theatre

Fr 10/5/2019
20.00-21.14
Puppet Theatre

Presentation of the Sacrebleu Productions

Created in 1999, Sacrebleu Productions has been working in the field of animation for almost 20 years. Awarded with prestigious prizes such as the Palme d’Or, Cesar, Golden Lion, Silver Bear, and Cristal at Annecy, Sacrebleu Productions is mainly dedicated to animation. After its well-received animated feature Long Way North, Sacrebleu Productions is now finishing the feature by Romanian director Anca Damian and is working on a feature-length project in coproduction with Negativ in the Czech Republic: My Sunny Maad directed by Michaela Pavlátová.

Presentation of the Sacrebleu Productions

Fr 10/5/2019
20.00-21.14
Puppet Theatre

Fr 10/5/2019
20.00-21.14
Puppet Theatre