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Handbook For Gardening

Handbook For Gardening

A Short film by Sarah-Jane Scebat-Hatooka

Produced by Les Films de l'Arlequin

Production year : 2017


Aria gives birth to a son, Léo, but the happy event turns into a nightmare when she discovers that the newborn is covered with thorns. Caught up in feeling guilty about being a bad mother, she hides the truth and can't manage to bond with her child, searching in vain for a solution in a gardening handbook.

Production and distribution (2)

Executive Producer :

Les Films de l'Arlequin

Foreign production company :

The Hive Studio

Photos (3)

Full credits (13)

Executive Producer :

Fariza Daguelou

Sound Recordist :

Jean-Baptiste Fournier

Screenwriter :

Sarah-Jane Scebat-Hatooka

Director of photography :

Inbal Grossman

Editor :

Sarah-Jane Scebat-Hatooka

Production designers :

Danielle Ventura, Sarah-Jane Scebat-Hatooka

Sound Mixer :

Sylvain Rety

Foreign Producer :

Amit Russell Gicelter

Line Producers :

Dora Benousilio, Amit Russell Gicelter

Voice-overs :

Caroline Ducey, Dana Ivgy

Production manager :

Fariza Daguelou

Sound Editor :

Sylvain Rety

Music Composer :

Daniel Markovich

Technical details

Short film

Genres :

Animated film

Sub-genre :

2D animation, Psychological drama, Fantasy

Themes :

Motherhood, Childhood, Marginality

Production language :

French, English

Coproducer countries :

France, Israel

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Nationality :

Majority French (France, Israel)

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Runtime :

10 min 45 seconds

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Digital creation

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Posters (1)


Selections (4)

Cinanima - 2018

Cinanima (Portugal, 2018)


International Competition

Animatou - 2018

Animatou (Switzerland, 2018)


International Competition