Un printemps / Winds of Spring
Keyu ChenCanada / 2017 / 6' 7''
Tuesday, 05. 06.,
Kinoteka, 11:30 h
Friday, 08. 06.,
Kinoteka, 09:30 h
Unfolding with the rhythm of the seasons, Winds of Spring tells the tender story of a young girl who, driven by the irrepressible need for self-fulfillment, decides to leave the family nest. Keyu Chen employs her signature style of fluid transitions and fine, spare lines inspired by Chinese ink painting in her delicately crafted first film.
Born in China, Keyu Chen studied animation at the Communication University of China in Beijing before moving to Canada in 2006 to attend the UQAT and the Laval University in Quebec City, graduating with a master’s in visual arts, and making her first film, Le Manque. Keyu first came to the National Film Board of Canada’s animation studios as part of the production team for Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre’s animated documentary Jutra. She went on to work on No Fish Where to Go, Mamie and Bus Story. Keyu won the 21st edition of the NFB’s Cinéaste recherché(e) competition, allowing her to direct her first professional animated film, Winds of Spring.
National Film Board of Canada
Oana Suteu Khintirian
categoriesFilms for Children Competition 4 (age: 14+)