The Great War: Animated Memories/Grande guerre: Mémoires animées
by multiple directors
9 animated short films - France - 75 min
April 25 | 7:00 p.m
Set on the front, in the trenches and under fire, or behind the front line, through female letters and through the memories of the elders or the collective memory, discover fascinating, sensitive and touching films by experienced directors, who revisit that catastrophe with a contemporary perspective.
With different techniques such as 3D animation, drawing, paper cut-outs, painting or plasticine, the directors invite us in their imaginary world and show once again the richness and the energy of the animated creations of today.
La Détente, Pierre Ducos, Bertrand Bey (France, 2011, 8min30)
1916, Fabien Bedouel (France, 2003, 7min40)
Poppy, James Cunnigham (New-Zealand, 2009, 10min54)
Fire Waltz/Toile de Front, Marc Ménager (France, 2011, 5min46)
The Trenches/La Tranchée, Claude Cloutier (Canada, 2010, 6min55)
Lettres de femmes, Augusto Zanovello (France, 2013, 11min25)
Le jour de gloire, Bruno Collet (France, 2007, 6min30)
So close/De si après, Rémi Durin (France/Belgique, 2009, 13 min)
Trois petits points, Rémy Schaepman, Lucrèce Andreae, Alice Dieudonné, Florian Parrot, Tracy Nowocien, Ornélie Prioul (France, 2010, 3min32)
Not recommended for children under 12.
Presented by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy with support from The French Mission du centenaire de la Première Guerre mondiale, in charge of the World War One Centenary in France. This program is endorsed by The U.S. World War One Centennial Commission as a commemorative partner, which recognizes commitment to educating the public about World War One and honoring those who served.
This series is made possible through the generous support of TV5 Monde and the French-American Cultural Foundation.