La course ã l'abime / The Ride to the Abyss
Georges SchwizgebelSwitzerland / 1992 / 4' 30''
Tuškanac Cinema, 20:00 h
Tuškanac Cinema, 16:00 h
Europa Cinema, 11:00 h
Europa Cinema, 14:00 h
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 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.
Hector Berlioz, Boston Symphony Orchestra
categoriesFOCUS: SWISS ANIMATION