Publié le 03/11/2021

Catherine Manesse and her project "Vlassovo" at Ciclic Animation !

Winner of the Postgraduate grants in partnership with La Poudrière, Catherine Manesse starts the month of November with a residency for the development of her project Vlassovo.

Catherine Manesse studied at the Gobelins and received her degree "Author and animation film designer". She continued her studies at La Poudrière in Valence (FRANCE) where she graduated in 2020. She directed Anna and Manon go to the sea, her stop-motion film. The young director is one of the winners of the Ciclic Centre-Val de Loire Postgraduate grants in partnership with the School La Poudrière for her short film Vlassovo. It deals with a personal experience and a childhood memory in Russia where the director explains how a simple event can mark a turning point or a break in childhood.

This project has received a writing grant by Ciclic Centre-Val de Loire and a residence programme financed by Ciclic Centre-Val de Loire in partnership with La Poudrière and SACD. The director will be in residence from November 1st to November 30th.

Vlassovo by Catherine Manesse
10 minutes/ watercolour
Katia, an 8-year-old girl, spends her summer holidays with her grandmother in a small village in Russia. The days pass quietly between games with his brothers, his friends in the street, the daily life at home, boredom and heat wave. One day, an abundant dog arrives in the village. He becomes the whooping cough of children, but adults see him with a bad eye, especially when he begins to eat their chickens. Then one morning, we find him shot at the end of the street.