January 23, 2022

6 “Breton” films selected at the Anima Festival in Brussels · Bretagne Cinéma: Bretagne Cinéma

Congratulations to Breton animation and its many selections at Anima, the Brussels International Animation Film Festival, which will take place from February 25 to March 6, 2022.

Official selection – In competition

  • In the category International professional short films :

Black-Sun

Black-Sun is a short film (20 min) in animated painting directed by the Breton painter and videographer Marie Larrivé.
It is produced by Eddy Production, co-produced by Respiro Productions (Breton production company).

Synopsis : Following an earthquake, the body of a man is discovered in the Bay of Naples. Police say the man committed suicide 40 years ago. In search of her identity, she contacts Dino and her daughter, Victoria, for a DNA test. During this unexpected trip to one another, the young girl unearths her father’s mysterious past while Dino immerses himself, in spite of himself, in the landscapes of his childhood.

Breton technicians Morgane Le Péchon (animator and colorist) and Maël Oudin (composer) took part in the film.

Supported by Bretagne Cinéma, the film received financial assistance from the Brittany Region (in partnership with the CNC).

A pebble in the shoe

A pebble in the shoe is a short film (11 min 28s) directed by Eric Montchaud.
Realized within du studio rennais Pupp’s Motion the JPL Movies, this stop motion film uses the puppet technique. Co-produced by XBO Films (France) and Nadasdy Film (Switzerland), it is distributed by Autour de minuit.

Synopsis : A student arrives for the first time in his new class. He is not a student like the others, he is a frog in a class of rabbits.

During the Annecy 2021 festival, the film won the Canal + Junior Jury Prize.

  • In the category International short films for young audiences :

Pig time

Pig time is an animated short (8 min 30) by Emmanuelle Gorgiard, director based in Brittany, from an original screenplay co-written with Yves Cotten. The film is produced by Roll on Monday!, a Breton production company, in co-production with Novanima. The puppets of the cows Marguerite, Aglaé, Clarisse and Rosine come to life in this stop motion film, distributed by Cinéma Public Films.

Breton technicians worked on this short film, in particular Vincent Burlot who composed the music for the film.

Synopsis : Plic ploc plic ploc! The rain has invited itself into the field of the Horn Quartet. Marguerite, Aglaé, Clarisse and Rosine are huddled together under the shelter and rail against bad weather. When it rains, it’s impossible to have fun! But impossible is not Charly! This crazy little pig will teach the four cows that creation rhymes with precipitation.

Pig time is part of a program of 3 animated short films for the whole family, entitled The Horn Quartet: Up on the Mountain, in theaters since November 17, 2021.

Croc’Marmots

Croc’Marmots is an animated short (7 min) in 2D which features a quartet of “swinging marmots”, written by Benjamin Botella and Mathieu Courtois (living in Brittany), directed by Benjamin Botella and produced by Roll on Monday! (Breton company).

Breton technicians worked on this short film.

Synopsis : It’s winter. The snow is falling hard in the mountain. Heidi, Lucie, Léonie and Nickie, the yodeling marmots seek shelter for the next five months, the time of their hibernation. In their peregrination, they will meet Denis, a solitary and taciturn ibex, who seeks only one thing: calm and tranquility.

Croc’Marmots is part of a program of 3 animated short films for the whole family, entitled The Horn Quartet: Up on the Mountain, in theaters since November 17, 2021.

  • In the category Professional national and non-competitive short filmsn in the Queer Stories category:

Bad Liaisons

Bad Liaisons is an animated short film directed by Chloé Alliez and Violette Delvoye, produced by Roll on Monday! (Breton company) and Zorobabel asbl. The sets, the compositing and the special effects of this stop-motion short film were made in Rennes in the studio Nobody is perfect.

Breton technicians worked on this film, in particular: Blandine Jet, collaboration on the screenplay, Fabienne Collet, Agnès Lecreux, Bruno Collet on the decoration, Thibaut Richard, Quentin Chevrel on the compositing and SFX, Pierre Bouchon on the color grading, Caroline Lafarge for production management and Damien Buquen for photography.

Synopsis : Tonight’s the big party at Claire’s, and it’s going to be so cool. Besides, Jimmy came. Everyone knows he is there for Maya. But her, does her heart beat for Jimmy?

Supported by Bretagne Cinéma, the film received financial assistance from the Brittany Region (in partnership with the CNC).

Official selection – out of competition

In the category Animated documentaries

PLAY (alone)

Squirting (alone.), an 11 ‘short documentary film directed by Ananda Safo, is produced by Ten2ten (Breton company). Squirting (alone.), it’s 16 intimate testimonials, 18 animators and 2 2D animators, 5 erotic instagramers.

Synopsis : In this endless pandemic era, where our sexuality has sometimes had to evolve, has been tested, women from different backgrounds offer their intimate testimonies, addressing their desires and their pleasures alone.

To find out more about the 2022 edition of Anima> https://animafestival.be/fr/accueil/edition-2022

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