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The 10th edition of the Sommets du cinema d’animation de Québec

November 25-26-27, 2011 at the Musée de la civilisation 

The Quebec animated film summit celebrates their 10th anniversary!

Join us and celebrate new animated films, a little madness and delirium and the creativity of some of the best contemporary creators. This year, we present a high-intensity International Programme that was proudly and enthusiastically organized by Marco de Blois, programmer-curator of animated films at the Cinémathèque québécoise. New international, Canadian and Quebecois features will electrify audiences. Get prepared for a fun-filled weekend! 

Event program

November 25, 2011 / 6:30pm
The remarkable universe of Frédérick Tremblay

The remarkable universe of Frédérick Tremblay

Frédérick Tremblay is an animation filmmaker from Quebec who has followed a rather unique path. He has directed many films, but he particularly likes four of them, all of which were directed and produced at La Bande Vidéo in Quebec City. He'll talk to us about these films and about his magical bestiary that is made up of imaginary anthropomorphous animals capable of real emotions.

LE PETIT GOUFFRE, 2008, 8 min 30, Stop Motion

In a white environment where children play naively, a great black shadow is spreading, slowly engulfing toys that are scattered on the ground and gradually drawing the children into its abyss. Only one boy refuses to go down the hole, although he knows full well that no one can escape their destiny.

 

LE TIROIR ET LE CORBEAU, 2009, 13 min 30, Stop Motion 

A young woman enters the life of a young man who is trying to forget...

 

PRINCESSE, 2010, 11 min, Stop Motion

A dark tale that explores the themes of desire and rejection…

 

BLANCHE FRAISE, 2011, 16 min, Stop Motion

A female rabbit’s paw gets stuck in a trap in a forest where food is scarce. While she’s condemned to await the trapper, she witnesses her husband gradually deserting her.

In the company of Frédérick Tremblay

Free admission

November 25, 2011 / 8:00pm
New Swiss animated films

New Swiss animated films

In cooperation with Swiss films and the Cinémathèque québécoise, Antitube introduces a double programme devoted to young Swiss animation filmmakers, offering a unique opportunity to see works that bear witness to their time, often with quirky humour and great expressiveness.

 

STUDENTS PROGRAMME

 

HEIMATLAND

Loretta Arnold, Andrea Schneider, Marius Portmann, Fabio Friedli

[Switzerland, 2010, 6 min, Digital Beta, SD]

Hausi behaves as a good Swiss in all of his relationships, but that changes with the arrival of a new Turkish neighbour.

Puppets. Production and distribution: Hochschule Luzern

 

ANIMAL KINGDOM

Directed by Nils Hedinger [Switzerland, 2010, 4 min, 35 mm, SD]

A racoon, a fox and a bear are watching wildlife documentaries. The more time passes, the more the fox starts to behave strangely.

Cartoon. Production and distribution: Hochschule Luzern

 

THE BELLINGER

Dustin Rees [Switzerland, 2007, 4 min, 35 mm, SD]

To be controlled by time sometimes has a cost.

Paper cut-out animation, 2D animation. Production: Hochschule Luzern, Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen. Distribution: Hochschule Luzern

 

BAKA!!

Immanuel Wagner [Switzerland, 2010, 8 min, 35 mm, EST]

A cinematographic bite into the fruit of knowledge…

Cartoon, 2D animation. Production: Hochschule Luzern, Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen. Distribution: Hochschule Luzern

 

MIRAMARE

Michaela Muller [Switzerland, 2009, 8 min, 35 mm, SD]

Somewhere in Southern Europe in the summertime, tourists and illegal immigrants trade places with one another.

Glass painting.

Production and distribution: Academy of Fine Arts (Zagreb, Croatia), Michaela Muller

TV DINNER

Maya Galluzzi [Switzerland, 2010, 7 min, 35 mm, SD]

A man and a woman are sitting on the couch in silence, watching TV. An unexpected guest interrupts their monotony.

Puppet animation, cartoon, 3D animation

Production: Hochschule Luzern. Distribution: Hochschule Luzern

 

WOLVES

Rafael Sommerhalder [Switzerland, 2009, 6 min, Digital Beta, SD]

A wolf howling at death, an embarrassing situation and a missed opportunity… Love is made of courage.

Cartoon, 2D computer animation.

Production and distribution: Royal College of Art (London, Great Britain)

 

SIGNALIS

Adrian Fluckiger [Switzerland, 2008, 5 min, Beta SP, SD]

Erwin the weasel lives and works in a set of traffic lights. His job is to each day make the right light work at the right time.

Puppet animation. Production: Hochschule Luzern, Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen.

Distribution: Hochschule Luzern

 

BON VOYAGE

Fabio Friedli [Switzerland, 2011, 6 min, Digital Beta, SD]

The long (and good) journey to the Swiss Promised Land…

Cartoon. Production and distribution: Hochschule Luzern

 

N LIMBO

Michelle Ettlin [Switzerland, 2008, 4 min, Digital Beta, OEV]

On a train journey, a conversation is overheard: a couple talks about their son.

As they speak, their trip takes a surprising turn.

Drawings on paper. Production and distribution: Hochschule Luzern

 

PARTITION

Eleonora Berra, Shami Lang-Rinderspacher, Delia Hess

[Switzerland, 2011, 6 min, Digital Beta, SD]

Two neighbours live solitary lives, separated by a paper partition that diminishes over time until a sudden glimmer finally shines through from the other side.

SWITZERLAND: YOUNG AUTHORS

SWITZERLAND: YOUNG AUTHORS

DER KLEINERE RAUM

Nina Wehrle, Cristobal Leon Dooner [Switzerland, 2009, 2 min, Digital Beta, SD]

In a room, stands a box. In the box, stands a forest. And in the forest, stands a lost child.

Puppets. Production and distribution: Nina Wehrle

 

DIE SEILBAHN

Claudius Gentinetta, Frank Braun [Switzerland, 2008, 7 min, 35 mm, SD]

In a cable car ravaged by bad weather, an old man floats at an undetermined height. He takes a dose of snuff tobacco and his sneezing makes the old cable care swing back and forth.

3D computer animation, cartoon. Production: Gentinettafilm, Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen. Distribution: Gentinettafilm

 

LA FILLE ET LE CHASSEUR

Jadwiga Kowalska [Switzerland, 2010, 5 min, 35 mm, SD]

It’s raining. A small village is being threatened. The raindrops are the tears of a little girl. The hunter must find a solution.

Paper cut-out animation, 2D computer animation. Production: Hélium Films, Jadwiga Kowalska, Radio Télévision Suisse. Distribution: Jadwiga Kowalska

 

LATERARIUS

Marina Rosset [Switzerland, 2010, 4 min, 35 mm, SD]

A woman and a man meet. It goes so well between them that he decides to build a house for her. She follows him.

Cartoon, mixed techniques, 2D computer animation. Production: Marina Rosset, Radio Télévision Suisse. Distribution: Marina Rosset

 

AMOURETTE

Maja Gehrig [Switzerland, 2009, 5 min, 35 mm]

Two wooden dolls perform an unbridled dance on glass paper. Their movements evoke both relentless struggling and lovemaking.

Puppet animation, mixed techniques. Production: Swiss Effects Film GmbH, Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen, Teleclub AG. Distribution: Swiss Effects Film GmbH

 

SCHLAF

Claudius Gentinetta, Frank Braun [Switzerland, 2010, 4 min, 35 mm, SD]

Heading full steam ahead with full lungs towards the ultimate rest. A lullaby, with eyes shut, sinking into the quietude…

Cartoon, 2D computer animation. Production: Gentinettafilm, Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen. Distribution: Gentinettafilm

 

TANGO LOLA

Izabela Rieben, Sami Ben Youssef [Switzerland, 2008, 6 min, 35 mm, OFV]

Lola wins the lottery. She imagines a new life for herself, one that doesn’t please her husband as he too is determined to benefit from her winnings.  

Puppets, volumes, modelling clay. Production and distribution: Tarantula Suisse SA

 

KAPITAN HÜ

Basil Vogt [Switzerland, 2011, 9 min, 35 mm, SD]

After a violent storm, Captain Hu and his ship become stranded in the Alps. A helpful cowherd finds new ways to use his deep sea equipment. This irritates the captain.  Drawn-on-film animation. Production: Trickburo, Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen. Distribution: Trickburo

 

TARTE AUX POMMES

Isabelle Favez [Switzerland, 2006, 10 min, 35 mm, SD]

A baker woman falls in love with a butcher but the hunter’s dog turns their plans upside down.

Paper cut-out, 2D computer animation. Production: Swiss Effects Film GmbH. Distribution: SWISSFILMS

 

FEU SACRÉ

Zoltán Horváth [Switzerland, 2010, 9 min, 35 mm, SD]

A tribute to the greatest actor of all time: Marlon Brando, a man of excess, a rebel and a genius.

Mixed media. Production: Nadasdy Film Sarl, Vivement Lundi!, Radio Télévision Suisse. Distribution: Nadasdy Film Sarl

 

LAND OF THE HEADS

Claude Barras, Cédric Louis [Switzerland, 2009, 6 min, 35 mm, OVFST]

A vampire is looking for children’s heads to behead in order to please his ageing wife who wants to look younger.

Puppets, volumes, modelling clay. Production: Hélium Films, NFB (National Film Board of Canada), Radio Télévision Suisse. Distribution: NFB (National Film Board of Canada)

November 26-27, 2011 / 10:30am
The Télé-Québec matinee

The Télé-Québec matinee

Azur et Asmar

Michel Ocelot, 2006. 35mm. 100 minutes.

In medieval Europe, a nanny from overseas is raising her brown-haired, black-eyed son named Asmar, as well as her master’s son, a blond-haired, blue-eyed boy named Azur. Azur is at the age where he begins to compete for his mother’s love and is sent to town by his father to live with a private tutor. Then the father throws the nanny and her son out. It is a magnificent movie where the famous director of Kirikou combines shadow play with synthetic images.

Selected at the Cannes’ Director’s Fortnight in 2006

Free admission

November 26-27, 2011 / 1:00pm
International Programme 1

International Programme 1

D'ALÉAS

Mathieu Tremblay (Quebec, 2011, 9 min, 35 mm, SD)

The boundaries between a woman, a man, a child and an old man are slowly erased to the steady rhythm of a train that’s driven by an unpredictable authority. Thanks to their common destination and proximity, their memories and desires intermingle and determine their path.

2D & 3D animation, ink on paper. Production & distribution: Mathieu Tremblay

 

THE MONSTER OF NIX

Rosto (Netherlands-France-Belgium, 2011, 30 min, 35 mm, OEVFST)

CANADIAN PREMIERE

Peaceful days have come to an end in the magical village of Nix. Willy, a 10-year-old boy, sets off to the forest to defeat a monster. Featuring the voices of Terry Gilliam and Tom Waits.

Live action, 2D & 3D computer animation. Production: Studio Rosto A.D., Autour de minuit productions, Cinété Filmproductie Bv. Distribution: Autour de minuit productions

 

CLOWN'S REVOLUTION

Sun Xun (China, 2011, 10 min, Blu-Ray, SD)

QUEBEC PREMIERE

The young and passionate Sun Xun directed this film in 2010 for the Holland Animation Film Festival during a residency in Utrecht (Netherlands) that lasted several months. “Clown's Revolution” is an anti-establishment film that depicts China with absurdity and biting humour. Production and distribution: Sun Xun

 

KAPITAN HÜ

Basil Vogt [Switzerland, 2011, 9 min, 35 mm, SD]

CANADIAN PREMIERE

After a violent storm, Captain Hu and his ship become stranded in the Alps. A sympathetic cowherd wants to help but he ends up irritating the captain. Drawn-on-film animation. Production: Trickburo, Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen. Distribution: Trickburo

 

NULLARBOR

Alister (Colin) Lockhart, Patrick Sarell (Australia, 2010, 10 min, Digital Beta, OVFST) QUEBEC PREMIERE

A swaggering young punk and a laid-back old miner travel across the Nullarbor Plains in an animated road movie that has no destination. In such a vast and arid setting, all you have left sometimes is the other person.

3D computer animation. Production and distribution: The Lampshade Collective

 

UNE SECONDE PAR JOUR

Richard Nègre (France, 2011, 7 min, Digital Beta, SD)

QUEBEC PREMIERE

One second of film, or 25 drawings a day, for one year: that was the goal.

Pencil and gouache on paper. Production: Badlands Productions

 

LITTLE THEATRE: HOMMAGE TO THE MINERAL OF CABBAGE

Stéphanie Dudley (Canada, 2010, 4 min, Digital Beta, OVFST)

An exploration of layers: layers of space and layers of spoken, as well as written, words. It all begins and ends with a simple cabbage.

Glass painting, puppets, stop motion. Production and distribution: Fork Studio

November 26-27, 2011 / 3:00pm
International Programme 2

International Programme 2

In the company of Pierre Hébert

 

RIVIÈRE AU TONNERRE

Pierre Hébert (Quebec, 2011, 6 min, Blu-Ray, SD)

WORLD PREMIERE

“Rivière au tonnerre” is an intense look at a rock face. The exercise was shot near the Rivière-au-tonnerre Falls on the north shore of the Saint Lawrence River. It is a meditation on opacity, as well as on the fissures that can expand all things and situations into infinite meanings. It is the ontological companion to the Lieu et monuments series, a project that explores the fissures that may crack into any banal scenery, any anonymous crowd, any forgotten monument and that let History’s constellation penetrate them until they explode.

Gouache drawings, graphic tablet animation, digital manipulation. Production: Pierre Hébert. Distribution: Vidéographe

 

IT’S SUCH A BEAUTIFUL DAY

Don Hertzfeldt (United States, 2011, 23 min, 35 mm, OEV)

CANADIAN PREMIERE

The third part of a trilogy about the tragicomic annoyances of Bill, an ordinary man…

Drawings on paper, photo fakery. Production and distribution: Bitter Films

 

LUMINARIS

Juan Pablo Zaramella (Argentine, 2011, 6 min, Digital Beta, SD)

In a world controlled by light, an ordinary man has a plan that could change the course of things.

Object animation, pixilation, photos. Production and distribution: JPZTUDIO

 

MASKA

Quay Brothers (Poland, 2010, 23 min, 35 mm, OPVFST)

“Maska” is an adaptation of a story by Stanislaw Lem (Solaris) and it depicts the tragic destiny of a woman-robot designed by a Machiavellian king to eliminate his enemy.

Puppets. Production and distribution: SE-MA-FOR

 

CHRONIQUES DE LA POISSE

Osman Cerfon (France, 2010, 6 min, Beta SP, SD)

La Poisse is a man with a fish head. Bubbles that bring bad luck come out of his mouth.

2D computer animation. Production and distribution: Je suis bien content

 

MOXIE

Stephen Irwin (United Kingdom, 2011, 5 min, Digital Beta, OEV)

QUEBEC PREMIERE

A pyromaniac bear has lost his mother.

2D animation. Production and distribution: Small time inc.

 

ROMANCE

Georges Schwizgebel (Quebec, 2011, 7 min, 35 mm, SD)

Two strangers, a man and a woman, sit next to each other on a plane. When the turbulence begins after the take-off, the man’s spirit, influenced by the unknown woman, goes into another realm. The logic of desire holds sway and a romantic saga takes shape. This animated film by Georges Schwizgebel masterfully takes the viewer on a journey from one realm to another with music and movement, abolishing the boundaries between desire and reality. The film takes us into the labyrinth of the traveler’s mind, with dazzling twists and turns, following the contours of Rachmaninov’s Sonata no.19’s second movement. “Romance” is an exceptional visual transcription of the scherzo created with pencil, pastel and acrylic and supported by an ardent dialogue between the cello and the piano.

Cel painting. Production and distribution: NFB (National Film Board of Canada)

 

November 26-27, 2011 / 8:00 pm
International Programme 3

International Programme 3

In the company of Frédérick Tremblay

 

BLANCHE FRAISE 

Frédérick Tremblay (Quebec, 2011, 16 min, Beta SP, SD)

A female rabbit’s paw gets stuck in a trap in a forest where food is scarce. While she’s condemned to await the trapper, she witnesses her husband gradually deserting her.

Puppets. Production: La Bande Vidéo. Distribution: Frédérick Tremblay

 

BIRTHDAY 

Jari Vaara (Finland, 2010, 4 min, Digital Beta, SD)

QUEBEC PREMIERE

A mother wants to offer her son a gift for his birthday but he is not interested in it.

3D animation. Production: kuti kuti. Distribution: Jari Vaara

 

DIMANCHE

Patrick Doyon (Quebec, 2011, 10 min, 35 mm, SD)

A family reunion takes place at a grandparents’ house after Sunday Mass. A great cawing similar to the sound of crows perched on electrical wires arises from the conversation. Suffice to say that the village’s factory is closed and that money-related issues are worrying the grown-ups. On that same Sunday, a young boy who, as usual, has no choice but to follow his parents, is trying to escape boredom by placing coins on the train tracks. During an ultimate experience, he astonishingly discovers that money may sometimes have surprising qualities.

Drawing on paper. Production and distribution: NFB (National Film Board of Canada)

BOBBY YEAH

Robert Morgan (United Kingdom, 2011, 23 min, Digital Beta, SD)

Bobby Yeah is an insignificant scoundrel who tries to brighten up his miserable life by fighting and stealing things. One day, he steals a dangerous individual’s favourite pet and gets himself into real trouble. This should convince him to change his ways, but he’ll never learn.

Puppets. Production and distribution: Robert Morgan

 

BODY MEMORY (KEHA MALU)

Ülo Pikkov (Estonia, 2011, 9’, Blu-Ray, SD)

QUEBEC PREMIERE

Our body has a memory that is greater than what we would think. It includes the stories, the grievances and the pain of our parents, grandparents and ancestors. But just how far into the past can we return?

Puppets. Production and distribution: OÜ Nukufilm

 

METACHAOS 

Alessandro Bavari (Italy, 2010, 8 min, Digital Beta, SD) 

When two diametrically opposed worlds encounter and mingle with one another, we enter metachaos.

Mixed techniques. Production and distribution: Alessandro Bavari

 

SCHLAF

Claudius Gentinetta, Frank Braun (Swizerland, 2010, 4 min, 35 mm, SD)

Heading full steam ahead with full lungs towards the ultimate rest. A lullaby, with eyes shut, sinking into the quietude…

Cartoon, 2D computer animation. Production: Gentinettafilm, Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen. Distribution: Gentinettafilm

 

PIXELS

Patrick Jean (France, 2009, 1 min, Digital Beta, SD)

8-bit creatures invade New York!

Live action, 2D/3D computer animation. Production: ONE MORE PRODUCTION Distribution: AUTOUR DE MINUIT

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