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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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La course ã l'abime / The Ride to the Abyss

FOCUS: SWISS ANIMATION

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La course ã l'abime / The Ride to the Abyss


Georges Schwizgebel

Switzerland / 1992 / 4' 30''



Projections


Tuesday, 01. 06.,
Tuškanac Cinema, 20:00 h
Wednesday, 02. 06.,
Tuškanac Cinema, 16:00 h
Saturday, 05. 06.,
Europa Cinema, 11:00 h
Sunday, 06. 06.,
Europa Cinema, 14:00 h


Synopsis


At an average cycle of six seconds, an animated painting illustrates a fragment of an opera. The idea of the film was to use just 144 drawings for a fairly long film, the 144 immense cellulose drawings are seen only partially via a camera movement travelling spirally from the edges to the centre, finally to discover the entire scene and to unveil the artifice.

Georges Schwizgebel


Georges Schwizgebel was born in Switzerland in 1944. After graduating from the École des arts décoratifs in Geneva, he worked in an advertising agency for several years before founding the GDS Studio with Claude Luyet and Daniel Suter in 1970. Since then, he has produced and directed 18 short animated films, primarily focusing on the medium of painting on cels. Beside his filmmaking career, he also creates posters and frescoes.

 

Director

Georges Schwizgebel


Production

Studio GDS


Screenplay

Georges Schwizgebel


Music

Hector Berlioz, Boston Symphony Orchestra


categories

FOCUS: SWISS ANIMATION