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Portugal’s Cinanima Hosts Brittany Retrospective

Portuguese festival to spotlight cartoons produced in western region of France with its first retrospective running November 12 & 13.

‘The House of Dust’ by Jean-Claude Rozec Portugal's international animation festival, Cinanima, is hosting a "Made in Brittany" retrospective spotlighting animation produced in the western region of France.

Running November 10-16 in Espinho, Portugal, Cinanima is one of Europe's oldest animation festivals. It has has a long relationship with Breton cartoon films: in 1992, the festival awarded the Prize of the City of Espinho to Dream of Lights by Jean-Pierre Lemouland. This was followed by The Man with Dangling Arms by Laurent Gorgiard in 1997, Ponpon by Fabien Drouet in 1999, Une Partie de Pétanque by Rodolphe Dubreuil in 2004, and for Specky Four Eyes by Jean-Claude Rozec in 2010.

This year, Cinanima offers an exceptional exhibition of animated films produced in the western region of France, providing the area its first retrospective at an international festival. There will be two programs, "Cinema de Animação da Bretanha" (Animation from Brittany) taking place November 12 & 13, and a Bruno Collet Retrospective featuring the work of the director of The Day of Glory and The Little Dragon. (Collet is also a member of the festival's international jury.)

Three movies of the "Vineyard Brittany 2013/2014" will be presented as part of the official selection: The House of Dust by Jean-Claude Rozec (Best international short at 3D Wire Segovia), Dimitri to Ubuyu by Agnès Lecreux, Fabien Drouet, Ben Tesseur and Steven de Beul (Best series for kids at OIAF Ottawa), and Storm Hits Jacket by Paul Cabon (Best of the Fest at London International Animation Festival).

Watch the trailer for The House of Dust by Jean-Claude Rozec in the player below:

Many films produced or shot in Britanny have received exposure at some of the most prestigious international festivals -- for example, Anatole’s Little Saucepan by Eric Montchaud won the public prize at Annecy this year -- but Breton animation has never been widely recognized.

This year, animation studios in Brittany produced Louise in the Winter by Jean-François Laguionie (a feature film produced by JPL Films), Welcome to Bric and Brac by Amandine Gallerand and Matthieu Chevallier (a preschool series produced by Vivement Lundi), and The Science of Botheration by Isabelle Lenoble and Julien Leconte (a family series by Vivement Lundi).

Program of the Retrospective “Cinema de Animação da Bretanha”

  • La P'tite Ourse -- Fabienne Collet - JPL Films
  • L'Homme aux Bras Ballants -- Laurent Gorgiard - Vivement Lundi!
  • Vincent -- Jean-Pierre Lemouland -- JPL Films
  • Méandres -- Florence Miailhe, Elódie Bouedec, Mathilde Philipon Aginski -- Les Films de l'Arlequin/Vivement Lundi!/La Fabrique
  • Kerfank, La Colline Oubliée -- Pierre-François Lebrun -- Averia Films
  • La Migration Bigoudenn -- Éric Castaing, Alexandre Heboyan, Fafah Togora -- Gobelins
  • Rêve de Lumière -- Jean-Pierre Lemouland -- JPL Films
  • Le Baiser de La Lune -- Sébastien Watel -- L'Espace du Mouton à Plumes
  • Le Cyclope de la Mer -- Philippe Julien -- JPL Films
  • Dans la Peau -- Zoltán Horváth -- Nadasdy Film / Vivement Lundi!
  • Malban -- Élodie Bouedec -- Les Films Velvet
  • Cul de Bouteille -- Jean-Claude Rozec -- Vivement Lundi!
  • Bennozh dit! -- Fabienne Collet, Sébastien Watel -- JPL Films
  • Potr' et la fille des eaux -- Jean-François Laguionie

Source: Cinanima

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.