The Canadian Cultural Centre invites you to discover Félix Dufour-Laperrière’s most recent animated feature film. “Archipel” is a true animated film about invented islands. A true work of art that attempts to define what constitutes a territory from an imaginary, linguistic and political perspective. In theatres from 7 December.
Archipel is an ambitious project that proposes a poetic and political experience in the heart of a real and invented Quebec. This visual and sensory exploration is enhanced by the work of a dozen animators who have given free rein to their talent, each working with different techniques.
The film had its world premiere at the Rotterdam International Film Festival and its Canadian premiere at Hot Docs before receiving a Jury Mention in the Contrechamp section at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival.
Born in 1981 in Chicoutimi, Quebec, Félix Dufour-Laperrière is a director, screenwriter and producer. His work, which reflects a constant tension between storytelling and formal exploration, has a close relationship with the visual and contemporary arts.
His films, including Un, deux, trois, crépuscule (2006), Rosa Rosa (2008), M (2009) and Transatlantique (2014), have been presented at numerous festivals, museums and major national and international events, where they have won several awards. Ville Neuve (2018), his first animated feature, entirely drawn and painted on paper, had its world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival (Giornate degli Autori).
The Canadian Cultural Centre is a partner in the French theatrical release of the animated film Archipel.
Animation / 72 minutes / colour / 5.1 / ©2021