ANIMATION FRONT

Annecy Festival 2022 (Perspectives & Off-Limits): Our Top Picks
Annecy Festival 2022 (Perspectives & Off-Limits): Our Top Picks
New Trailer for 'Inu-Oh' by Masaaki Yuasa
New Trailer for 'Inu-Oh' by Masaaki Yuasa
'Amok', 'Little Nicholas' in the Annecy Festival 2022 Winners
'Amok', 'Little Nicholas' in the Annecy Festival 2022 Winners
Perlimps by Alê Abreu: A Forest and A Trailer
Perlimps by Alê Abreu: A Forest and A Trailer
9 Annecy Special Prizes for 2022
9 Annecy Special Prizes for 2022
‘Nayola’ Film Review: When the Animation Is More That the Art of Movement
‘Nayola’ Film Review: When the Animation Is More That the Art of Movement
No Dogs or Italians Allowed by Alain Ughetto: Trailer
No Dogs or Italians Allowed by Alain Ughetto: Trailer
My Love Affair with Marriage by Signe Baumane: Trailer
My Love Affair with Marriage by Signe Baumane: Trailer
15 Swiss Animation Portraits for 2022
15 Swiss Animation Portraits for 2022
'A Film Is Like Planning A House Build': Interview with Jonathan Laskar (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
'A Film Is Like Planning A House Build': Interview with Jonathan Laskar (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
'The Magic Happens in the Editing Room': Interview with Isabelle Favez (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
'The Magic Happens in the Editing Room': Interview with Isabelle Favez (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
Morality, Satire and Cynicism: Interview with Noah Erni (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
Morality, Satire and Cynicism: Interview with Noah Erni (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
Telling Stories and Tackling Deep Subjects: Interview with Élodie Dermange (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
Telling Stories and Tackling Deep Subjects: Interview with Élodie Dermange (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
(Exclusive): The Other Shape Animation Feature by Diego Guzmán: Trailer
(Exclusive): The Other Shape Animation Feature by Diego Guzmán: Trailer
On Fairytales and Slugs: Interview with Aline Höchli (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
On Fairytales and Slugs: Interview with Aline Höchli (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
'Animation Is the Best Medium to Reach a Large Audience': Interview with Simone Giampaolo (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
'Animation Is the Best Medium to Reach a Large Audience': Interview with Simone Giampaolo (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
The Magnificent Life of Marcel Pagnol by Sylvain Chomet
The Magnificent Life of Marcel Pagnol by Sylvain Chomet
Animated Multiverse: Review of the Contemporary Swiss Animated Production
Animated Multiverse: Review of the Contemporary Swiss Animated Production
Flow by Gints Zilbalodis: First Teaser
Flow by Gints Zilbalodis: First Teaser
Deep Love by Mykyta Lyskov
Deep Love by Mykyta Lyskov
Guillermo Del Toro's Pinocchio: First Trailer
Guillermo Del Toro's Pinocchio: First Trailer

The Italian animator Simone Massi designs the poster of the 70th Venice Film Festival, which is  a tribute to the Greek auteur Theo Angelopoulos.

simone-massiSimone Massi (born in Pergola in 1970) is an auteur animator, whose stories do not alway follow an explicit pattern of cause and effect, but they are always interesting to watch, and sometimes affect deeply.

Over the course of 15 years, he has created fifteen animated films, such as About Killing the Pig (2011) and Nuvole, Mani (2009) in hand-drawn animation, without the use of computers. His favorite design elements: pencils, charcoals, coloured chalk, graphit and India ink.

Massi has designed the official Mostra poster:

 

 

The image recalls a frame from the Palme D'Or-awarded film by Theo Angelopoulos, Eternity and a Day (1998), starring Bruno Ganz.

A man seen from behind waves his arms at a boat which, in the distance, is carrying a child and a rhinoceros. A tongue-in-cheek reference to last year’s poster (which was inspired by Federico Fellini’s 1983 film, And the Ship Sails On), the poster marks both continuity and a break with the past. It also invites viewers to look beyond, to roam using their imagination
 
Simone Massi, who received a David di Donatello in 2012 for Best Short Film, created the opening sequence which preceded the official screenings at the Venice Film Festival last year.

 The 30-second sequence, created from 300 hand-made drawings, cites Fellini, Angelopoulos, Wenders, Olmi, Tarkovsky and Dovzhenko. Massi designed the opening sequence with the contribution of Fabrizio Tassi. The soundtrack was written and performed by Francesca Badalini, while the sound design was by Stefano Sasso. Julia Gromskaya was behind the camera, with Lola Capote-Ortiz in charge of post-production.

 

venice-poster-massi