Crossroads of animation: let’s go! – Movie Review

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The annual meeting of the Forum des Images devoted to animation opened last night with Misaki no Mayoiga (The House of the Lost on the Cape) by Shinya Kawatsura, the adaptation of Sachiko Kashiwaba’s novel. This animated drama is part of a work of memory around the Fukushima tragedy of 2011, “Continuing Support Project 2011+10”. This project brings together three animation studios located in the area where tragedy struck the country for a long time. The director follows the daily life of a seventeen-year-old girl who has lost her loved ones and is welcomed into a new family in an old house with a view of the sea.

This preview was preceded by the opening of the exhibition dedicated to the preparatory work for the creation of the belligerent and tasty unicorn warsa new feature film from the author of Psychonauts. In preview this Sunday, December 11 at 9 p.m., with this Saturday a meeting with Alberto Vázquez at 5 p.m. who will return to the genesis of this war between care bears and unicorns in mode Full Metal Jacket.

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Latvian prodigy Gints Zilbalodis (Somewhere elseextraordinary metaphysical apocalyptic film shot alone) will come on December 15 to present his second feature film, Flowin Work In Progress, the story of a stubborn but fearful cat trying to survive a worldwide flood.

Until Thursday, December 15, there are many appointments around the animation that will be offered. Yasuhiro Yoshiura will present two films released in theaters in France: Patema and the Inverted World Monday, December 12 at 2 p.m. and Sing a Bit of Harmony Wednesday 14 at 8:30 p.m., session preceded by a long meeting at 4:30 p.m. Japanese animation will also be present as part of a screening of Good-bye by Atsuko Ishizuka and the Crunchyroll platform is invited for a carte blanche this Saturday at 9 p.m. Asia again with the presentation of Korean Chun Tae-il: A Flame That Lives On by Hung Jun-Pyo around the class struggle in the 1960s, again this Saturday at 3 p.m.

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Legend of experimental cinema, Patrick Bokanowski will be the subject of a retrospective session in his presence this Saturday at 8:30 p.m.with short films shot between 1974 and 2022. Among the other events of this week which promises to be rich in discoveries, Pierre Földes will accompany Blind Willows, Sleeping Woman, adaptation of six short stories by Haruki Murakami on Sunday 11 at 6 p.m. Previews again with The Island by Anca Damian, a musical drama freely adapted from Robinson Crusoe to evoke migrants today on Monday 12 at 8 p.m.; Forbidden to dogs and Italians by Alain Ughetto on Tuesday 13 at 2 p.m. for those of yesterday and the same day at 8:30 p.m. Aurora, the Armenian Staran animated documentary by Inna about Aurora Mardigagnan, an Armenian Genocide survivor living in Hollywood during the golden age of silent movies.

Lhe entire program, which also includes several programs of short films (including an evening devoted to contemporary shorts on Wednesday 2 at 8 p.m.) can be discovered on the website of the Image Forum.

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Crossroads of animation: let’s go! – Movie Review

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