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09 October 2017 à 18:33
The Festival of Animated Film crosses borders
The Festival of Animated Film will be held from October 1 through 31. Organized by the French Animated Film Association (AFCA), this event will be held in around forty countries around the world via the Institut Français' theater circuit and partner cinemas.
A major annual gathering, the Festival of Animated Film celebrates high standards of excellence and creativity in the French animated film sector. Thanks to the Institut français network, four new film programs are currently touring the world:
- A Focus on Recent Creative Works, presenting three feature films—Louise by the Shore by Jean-François Laguionie, The Girl Without Hands by Sébastien Laudenbach, and Long Way North by Rémi Chayé.
- A Special Focus on the work of René Laloux and Roland Topor, including their masterpiece La Planète sauvage, which has recently been restored using digital technology.
- A program titled Animation and Literary Adaptation, showcasing nine film adaptations of fairy tales, novels, poems, and comic books, including The King and Mister Bird and the series of short films Fresh Out of School, dedicated to Guillaume Apollinaire.
- A Stop Motion Animation section, which includes Les Quatre saisons de Léon aimed at young audiences.
To coincide with this event, a book will be presented on the history of French animated films, titled Cinéma d’Animation—La French Touch by Laurent Valière (published by Les Editions La Martinière, 2017), as well as an exhibition with the same title, produced by Arte.
An event that is held in around forty countries, the Festival of Animated Film will takes place throughout the month of October, notably in Canada, Tunisia, Ukraine, Guinée, Colombia, Portugal, Taiwan, Romania, Burkina Faso, Venezuela, and Peru.
Latest update : 19 October 2017 à 18:33 CEST