Date(s) - 14/10/2014 - 25/10/2014
Alliance Française de Trivandrum
For the 1st Edition of Fête de l’animation in Trivandrum, two French animation movies are marked for screening for school students- on 14 and 15 October at 10.00am.
14 October 2014, 10am.
Raining Cats and Frogs/ La Prophetie des Grenouilles/2003/ 1h30
Raining Cats and Frogs is an award winning Frendh traditional animation children’s feature film, released in 2003, directed by Jacques-Rémy Girerd at the animation studio Folimage. The movie is loosely based on the story of Noah’s Ark. It is about a group of frogs who predict an imminent disaster where it will rain for forty days and forty nights. They tell a boy and girl who subsequently help save the animals in a zoo. The film was honored at the 4th International Festival of Animated Feature Films where it was awarded the prize for Best Feature Picture.
15 October 2014, 10am
The King and the Mockingbird/ Le Roi et l’Oiseau/1980/1h27
Long considered a masterpiece of the genre, the film is the product of a collaboration between filmmaker Paul Grimault and screenwriter Jacques Prévert who, together in 1947, began loosely adapting Hans Christian Andersen fairytale The Shepherdess and the Chimney Sweep. For a film half-conceived in the Forties, it’s forward thinking and bold. Scenes of mass-produced iconography hearken back to the likes ofModern Times and Metropolis, and sit side by side with more traditional fairy tale imagery of kings, palaces and courtiers. The story follows the tyrannical King of Takicardia, who is in love with a painting of a shepherdess, while she only has eyes for a portrait of a chimney sweep. At night these pictures come to life and escape the king’s apartments, pursued by his even-more-villainous portrait doppelganger. Only the titular mockingbird stands up to the ridiculous despot, helping the lovers evade the king’s forces as they make their way through the underbelly of the city.
Keeping to the animation theme October Cinéclub is a short film night with 16 short animation films Folimage in 16 short films/ 2014/ 72 mins on 25 October @ Alliance Française de Trivandrum.