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La Vita nuova

La Vita nuova

A Short film by Christophe Gautry, Arnaud Demuynck

Produced by Les Films du Nord

Production year : 2008


A poet is at his writing desk when a coachman knocks at his window and invites the poet to follow him. Through the glassed door of the caleche memories flow by. It is time for the poet to write his last verses. La Vita nuova is a filmic palimpsest, directly inspired by Gérard de Nerval's works.

Production and distribution (2)

Executive Producer :

Les Films du Nord

Foreign production company :

La Boîte... Productions

TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

TV broadcasts: details by country


Full credits (6)

Executive Producer :

Arnaud Demuynck

Foreign Producer :

Arnaud Demuynck

Music Composer :

Michel Deruder

Screenwriter :

Arnaud Demuynck

Sound Editor :

Christian Cartier

Narrators :

Alain Duclos, Laure Josnin, Arthur H.

Technical details

Short film

Genres :

Animated film

Sub-genre :

2D & 3D animation, Musical

Themes :

Fate, Poetry

Production language :


Coproducer countries :

France, Belgium

Original French-language productions :


Nationality :

Majority French (France, Belgium)

Production year :


Runtime :

9 min 56 seconds

Visa number :


Visa issue date :


Production formats :

Digital creation

Color type :

Black & White

Aspect ratio :


Audio format :

Dolby SR

Rating restrictions :


Directors (2)

News (2)

Festival Selections (22)

Anima - 2009

Anima (Belgium, 2009)

Selection (2)

International Competition, Professional Films

International Competition, Professional Films

Tehran International Short Film Festival - 2008

Tehran International Short Film Festival (Iran, 2008)


International Competition

FNC - 2008

FNC (Canada, 2008)


International Competition

FIFF - 2008

FIFF (Belgium, 2008)


National Competition

Odense Film Festival - 2008

Odense Film Festival (Denmark, 2008)


International Competition


Anima - 2009

Anima (Belgium, 2009)


Anima Grand Prix for Best Short Film from the French Community