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Carte blanche at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival
[SOLD OUT] A first look at the 2024 edition

Centre culturel canadien
December 04th, 2023 20:00 - 21:30

Kidnappé de Thomas Corriveau, Canada, 1988, 8mn
Sonata de Nadia Micault, France, 2013, 10mn

On Monday, December 4, the Canadian Cultural Centre invites you to an evening of screenings with the Annecy International Animation Film Festival! Through a selection of seven animated films, this evening offers a sneak preview of the major themes that will mark the next edition of the festival, from June 9 to 15, 2024. 

A global event dedicated to animation, the Annecy International Animation Film Festival brings together the biggest names in the field and celebrates the creativity and diversity of animation styles and techniques. This special programme for the Canadian Cultural Centre puts the spotlight on Portuguese animation, its rhythms and cinematography, which will be at the heart of the 2024 edition of the festival. Two films will also explore the links between dance and animation: two arts of movement, on the eve of the Paris 2024 Summer Olympics. Kidnappé by Thomas Corriveau and A Nice Day in the Country by Christopher Hinton – two recently restored Canadian shorts – will also be screened in the Annecy Classics section.

The screening is presented by Marcel Jean, Artistic Delegate of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival and Director General of the Cinémathèque québécoise. A critic, teacher and producer, he is also the author of several books on Quebec cinema and animation.

In partnership with the Annecy International Animation Film Festival

61 minutes

A Nice Day in the Country by Christopher Hinton
Canada, 1988, 7mn, VOSTFR, restored version

An amorous couple prepares for a picnic in the country. But the man’s rage at a stuck doorknob leads to tragedy for both of them.

A Noite by Regina Pessoa
Portugal, 1999, 6mn, VOSTFR

Following a lonely child and her mother, who do not communicate with each other. This solitude sometimes reaches into the night. Dark is the night. Dark is the mother.

Clandestin by Abi Feijo
Portugal-Canada, 2000, 8mn, VOSTFR

In the morning of December 24, an old, rusty cargo enters the harbour. On board, a stowaway tries to reach land during the night.

Sonata by Nadia Micault
France, 2013, 10mn

In an imaginary musical world, a young woman seeks escape, loses herself and tests her own limits. Gradually she must open up in order to reinvent herself.

O Sapateiro by David Doutel and Vasco Sa
Portugal, 2011, 12mn 

A shoemaker wrapped up in memories of his life and the demands of his job, experiences a crucial moment in his existence. We accompany him through an enormous day in his life which will determine his future.

Kidnappé by Thomas Corriveau
Canada, 1988, 8 mn, restored version

Kidnappé uses techniques as diverse as photography, drawing, painting, collage and live footage. Beyond its narrative centering around a police investigation, the film becomes an open reflection on the power of the imagination.

Solipsist by Andrew Thomas Huang
United States, 2011, 10mn, VOSTFR

Uses a three-story plot of feather-clad dancers, underwater puppet creatures and men disintegrating into sand to piece together this theoretical, visual and audio experience

Carte blanche au Festival d'Annecy - Projection au CCC
Carte blanche au Festival d'Annecy - Projection au CCC
A Noite de Regina Pessoa, Portugal, 1999, 6mn
Clandestin d’Abi Feijo, Portugal-Canada, 2000, 8mn
O Sapateiro de David Doutel et Vasco Sa, Portugal, 2011, 12mn 
Solipsist de Andrew Thomas Huang, Etats-Unis, 2011, 10mn
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A Nice Day in the Country, Christopher Hinton, 1988


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