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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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Romance / Romance


Georges Schwizgebel

Canada, Switzerland / 2011 / 7' 10''



Projections


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


Synopsis


A casual meeting on a plane and watching a movie turns into a virtual romance. While on an airplane, a traveller's spirit plunges into a dream world. Here, under the influence of the unknown, the logic of his desires prevails, and a romantic saga takes shape. This animated film by Georges Schwizgebel masterfully transports us into a swirling world. Set to the twists and turns of a Rachmaninoff scherzo, Romanceexuberantly marries music and movement, erasing the boundary between dreams and reality.

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


Storyboard

Georges Schwizgebel


Sound

Olivier Calvert


Music

Serge Rachmaninov


categories

Georges Schwizgebel Retrospective