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World Festival of Animated Film /
short film edition 1 - 6 June 2010
World Festival of Animated Film / short film edition 1 - 6 June 2010
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Le vol d'Icare / The Flight of Icarus

FOCUS: SWISS ANIMATION

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Le vol d'Icare / The Flight of Icarus


Georges Schwizgebel

Switzerland / 1974 / 3' 0''



Projections


Tuesday, 01. 06.,
Tuškanac Cinema, 20:00 h
Saturday, 05. 06.,
Europa Cinema, 11:00 h


Synopsis


A pointillist musical illustration of the tale of Icarus wishing to imitate the birds right up to burning his wings close to the sun.

Georges Schwizgebel


Animation director Georges Schwizgebel has created a remarkably original body of work. His films are marked by masterful technical execution, a playful approach to narrative, spectacular formalism, and the intermingling of visuals and music. His first film, The Flight of Icarus, launched a career that currently numbers 19 films, which have won numerous awards at prestigious international festivals like Cannes, Annecy, Animafest Zagreb, Hiroshima, Stuttgart, Ottawa, and Espinho. The Ride to the Abyss (1992) is regularly cited as one of the finest animated films of all time. In 2017, Georges Schwizgebel received the Honorary Cristal in Annecy, followed by the Honorary Award of the Swiss Film Awards in 2018. In 2019, he was awarded the French insignia of Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters.

 

Director

Georges Schwizgebel


Production

Studio GDS


Screenplay

Georges Schwizgebel


Sound

Guy Waschmuth


Music

François Couperin


categories

FOCUS: SWISS ANIMATION