3 Days, 24 studios, a LOTTA coffee, a pile of films = TWO big programmes. Festival Co-Director Malcolm Turner, armed only with a tourist map and a fistful of Metro tickets, hit the streets in a mad dash to visit as many Parisian production and distribution studios as possible in just 3 days.
Paris New explores the best recent releases these studios generously shared with us, in a shout-it-out-loud statement on Paris’ claim to be the animating capital of the world!
Paris Historical digs a little deeper to reveal a diverse line-up of films that, each in their own way, either established or put the producing studio on the animation map.
At Barbican book tickets
A Quoi Ca Sert L’Amour – Edith Piaf (Louis Clichy, Cube Creative, France)
It doesn’t get much more Parisian than an elegantly rendered music video of a classic Edith Piaf song.
Palmipedarium (Jeremy Clapin, Papy3D, France)
Decoys come in all shapes and sizes. And some of them interpret their job descriptions in remarkably idiosyncratic ways.
Man On The Chair (Dahee Jeong, Sacrebleu, France)
A film that seriously questions one’s existence. Am I not a picture drawn by someone else?
5 Metres 80 (Nicolas Deveaux, Cube Creative, France)
If you ever thought giraffes couldn’t do fancy tricks take a good look at this troupe of graceful, long legged beauties. You won’t believe your eyes – and neither will your kids!
La Ravaudeuse (Simon Filliot, La Femis, France)
Sometimes every option is a bad one, each coming with its own invoice of prices to be paid down the line.
Invasion (Hugo Ramirez & Olivier Patte, Les frères de moustaches, France)
Zombies! A stunning high-energy tale of an otherworldly invasion.
Dip N’ Dance (Hugo Cierzniak, Kawanimation, France)
One man’s robotic nirvana quickly turns into a death trap when one drop of water goes astray. Pity he’s in the bathroom when it happens. The screaming has only just begun.
Still More Changes (Barbara Malleville & Benoit Guillaume, Lardux, France)
In the midst of a journey to recover and reconnect with his disconnected head, a man discovers he may be wiser and more flexible without it.
Professor Kliq Wire And Flashing Lights (Victor Haegelin, Partizan, France)
Follow the crazy walk of the wired man inhabited by Professor Kliq’s music. You won’t believe your eyes.
Unicorn Blood (Alberto Vasquez, Autour de Minuit, France/Spain)
Two teddy-bears go hunting unicorns, their favourite prey. The unicorns have tender flesh and delicious blueberry-flavoured blood which the bears need to stay cute-looking.
Walking Grainy (Francois Vogel, Onyx, France)
Vogel has pioneered and perfected a highly unusual style of bending the very world he captures. This time he turns his lens to the Monmartre, the perfect film for our Paris series.
The Chant (Ines Sedan, Les films de l’Arlequin, France)
An exquisitely textural film that floats its audience through the contoured estuaries of emotions that unite and divide a couple existing in uneasy coalescence.