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LIAF 2015 Opening Night Gala screening: Barry Purves – The Naked Animator + Q&A (15)

December 4, 2015
6:15 pm

Help us celebrate the opening of LIAF 2015 with a cracking onstage talk and screening from one of the giants of British animation – Barry Purves.

The Gala Screening has become a festival favourite – numbers are strictly limited. Book early to avoid heartbreak!

Barry Purves is one of the UK’s outstanding animation directors, with a career spanning 25 years, over 60 international awards (including BAFTA and Oscar nominations) and many lifetime achievement awards. Equally passionate about his theatre work, Barry’s films embrace the language of stage and his worldwide teaching on animation enhances his reputation as a raconteur. Barry will talk with unflinching honesty about the ups and downs of being an animator, the creative process involved and we’ll get a chance to look back at several of his multi-awarded short films, clips from his TV series and commercials.

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Next (Barry Purves, UK)

Next, Barry Purves, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalBarry ‘s debut short film – a clever, mystical and magnificent tribute to the English language’s greatest poet. William Shakespeare, alone on stage, auditions for his life, in front of a rather unimpressed Peter Hall.

5’15, 1989

Screenplay (Barry Purves, UK)

Screenplay, Barry Purves, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalPresented as a Japanese Kabuki play, a narrator tells a tale of forbidden lovers who go against their families to be together.

10’50, 1992

Achilles (Barry Purves, UK)

Achilles, Barry Purves, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalThe stress of the Trojan War puts the already complex relationship between Achilles and Patroclus under further strain. Narrated by the great Derek Jacobi.

11’00, 1995

Tchaikovsky – an Elegy (Barry Purves, UK/Russia)

Tchaikovsky - an Elegy, Barry Purves, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalThrust into an empty room, Tchaikovsky is forced to revisit the traumas and successes of his life.

13’00, 2011

Plume (Barry Purves, France)

Plume, Barry Purves, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA winged man, a fall, a hostile encounter, a life changed forever.

14’40, 2011