World Festival of Animated Film /
28 September to 3 October 2020
World Festival of Animated Film / 28 September to 3 October 2020
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Hors-jeu / Off-side

Georges Schwizgebel

Switzerland / 1977 / 6' 0''


Tuesday, 29. 09.,
Kino SC, 15:30 h


Description of a game in which one of the two teams changes the rules to its advantage. Several sports are mentioned in the film, while the players, whose portrayal suggests a low-angled light, move from one sport to another via successive metamorphoses.

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.



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