|Cheatin', L' Arte della Felicita, The Fake at 2014 Annecy Festival|
|Thursday, 24 April 2014 17:27|
9 animation feature films will compete at the 2014 Annecy Festival.
Among them, the latest feature film (and a romance, nevertheless) by Bill Plympton Cheatin' (watch the trailer) between Ella and Jake, and magic all the way down.
L' Arte della Felicita /The Art of Happiness is an existential and spiritual film from Alessandro Rak [read the film review at Zippy Frames] of two brothers in Naples, and their own trajectory from childhood to separation.
The French film Miniscule: The Valley of the Lost Ants (Thomas Szabo, Hélène Giraud), which combines 3D and live-action is the sole French film in a category usually dominated by French productions.
Asphalt Watches is a Canadian feature, already awarded at 2013 Toronto International Film Festival (Best Canadian First Feature). Shayne Ehman and Seth Scriver describe a real road-trip in 2D animation within Canada, that promises a lot of raucus situations.
For a second time in a row, an animated feature from Brazil enters the Annecy competition, after Rio 2096: A Story of Love and Fury (Luiz Bolognesi) won the 2013 Annecy Cristal for best feature.
Last Hijack by Femke Wolting and Tommy Palotta is a hybrid of live-action and animation, and details a very real situation and problem: Somalian ship piracy. Tommy Palotta has worked with Richard Linklater in animated features Waking Life and A Scanner Darkly.
The puppet film Lisa Limone ja Maroc Orange. tormakas armulugu (Lisa Limone and Maroc Orange: A Rapid Love Story, by Mait Laas) is an Estonian/Finnish retake on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, yet here Romeo is an orange and Lisa a lemon.
Two Asian films are included in competition. Giovanni's Island by Mizuho Nishikubo is an anime about two brothers involved in WWII incidents.
In a rural village, a priest schemes in order to defraud his flock [watch the trailer].
The full list:
See also the 9 feature films out of competition:
Annecy festival takes place at Annecy, France from 9 to 14 June 2014.
|Last Updated on Saturday, 26 April 2014 10:18|