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Sacrebleu Productions: Studio Focus (15)

October 26, 2013
2:00 pm

Founded by Ron Dyens in 1999, the Paris production and distribution studio has produced more than 40 films that have nearly 1000 screenings at festivals all over the world. Their roster of animators contains some of the most stylish and sophisticated auteur animators in Europe who, under the supportive umbrella of Sacrebleu, have produced some of the most beautiful, compelling and sought-after animated shorts created in recent times. This programme gathers a superb collection of highlights from this quiet powerhouse of European animation, including their latest international hit film Tram. This is a programme that gently but persuasively showcases the extraordinary potential of animation when it is entrusted to some of the most gifted artists working in the field today.

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Imago (Cedric Babouche, 2005)

Imago, Cedric Babouche, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalDream and reality merge across the generations when a young boy wills himself into the skies to fly beside the father he lost to a plane crash many years earlier.

France, 11’38

Madagascar: A Journal Diary (Bastien Dubois, 2009)

Madagascar: A Journal Diary, Bastien Dubois, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAn intriguing animated scrapbook conjured up by Supinfocom alumni Bastien Dubois cataloguing his journey through Madagascar the best way he knows how – multimedia animation.

France, 11’04

La Loup Blanc (Pierre-Luc Granjon, 2006)

La Loup Blanc, Pierre-Luc Granjon, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalOne day a child manages the impossible – to tame a giant white wolf. Life couldn’t be better until one day his father brings home an even stranger, more dangerous creature.

France, 8’16

Moi (Ines Sedan, 2012)

Moi, Ines Sedan, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA mesmerising and intensely personal meander through the very centre of a man who is trying to understand who and what he is.

France, 5’35

Where Dogs Die (Svetlana Filippova, 2011)

Where Dogs Die, Svetlana Filippova, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA superbly atmospheric sand animation exploring the ultra-sixth sense that dogs seem to possess about sadness and death.

France, 12’05

The Routine (Cedric Babouche, 2003)

The Routine, Cedric Babouche, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA man escapes from the routine and finds himself soaring through a world beyond anything his most enpowering dreams could have offered him.

France, 5’21

My Little Brother From The Moon (Frederic Philibert, 2008)

My Little Brother From The Moon, Frederic Philibert, LIAF, LOndon International Animation FestivalSometimes it’s just about perspective. A young girl tries to understand why her autistic brother doesn’t seem to like other kids.

France, 6’00

The Man Is The Only Bird That Carries His Own Cage (Claude Weiss, 2008)

The Man Is The Only Bird That Carries His Own Cage, Claude Weiss, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalEven in an oddly uniform world of universally caged-head people, one man discovers a path out and a new way to live.

France, 12’40

Tram (Michaela Pavlatova, 2012)

Tram, Michaela Pavlatova, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA voluptuously sultry tram ride resplendent in all its wondrously esoteric wobbliness. One of the big hits of this year’s festival circuit.

France, 7’47