The entire official selection of the Annecy Festival, which will be held from June 14 to 19, was announced a few days ago, let’s take stock of the films supported by Ciclic Centre-Val de Loire in competition.
Short Films in Competition :
- L'Amour en plan by Claire Sichez
Ikki Films / 15' / computer 2D
After 20 years of living together, Carine, Fabrice and their son have a well-ordered daily life. While Carine is restricted to household chores, Fabrice watches TV all the time, each in their own space, their eyes no longer meet.
- The World Within by Sandrine Stoïanov & Jean-Charles Finck
Caïmans Productions / 18' / 2D computer, inks on paper, oil on painting
While preparing for her first exhibition, a young painter commits so passionately to her creations that she loses touch with reality and descends into hallucinatory chaos. In a clinic, she improves by painting and watching a squirrel every day.
TV Films in Competition :
- Vanille by Guillaume Lorin
Folimage - Nadasdy Films / 26' / special effects, 2D computer, photos, diverse techniques, live action
Vanille, a young Parisian girl recently arrived in Guadeloupe, dives in an adventure tinged with mystery, meeting picturesque characters. Holidays that promise to be rich in twists and turns!
- Archipelago by Félix Dufour-Laperrière
Embuscade Films / 1'12 / drawing on paper, 2D computer, rotoscope, live action
A true animated film about invented islands. About an imaginary, linguistic, and political territory. About a real or imaginary country, or something in between. "Archipelago" is a feature film drawn free hand and with meticulous language, that tells and dreams of a place and its inhabitants, to tell and dream a little of our world and its times.
- The Siren by Sepideh Farsi
Special Touch Studios / 1'30 / 2D/3D computer
1980. Abadan, the Iranian oil industry's capital is resisting an Iraqi siege. Omid, 14, braves the siege and stays with his grandfather, to wait for his brother's return from the front. Along with him, a gallery of unusual characters stay in Abadan for their own reasons. As the noose tightens, Omid decides to save his loved ones by embarking them on an abandoned boat that will become his ark.
Feature Films in competition :
- The Crossing by Florence Miailhe
Les Films de l'Arlequin / 1'24 / paint on glass
A small village looted in darkness, a family forced to flee. The two oldest children, Kyona and Adriel are quickly separated from their parents facing the road of exile alone. They embark on a heroic journey which takes them from childhood to adolescence in search of shelter, peace and the hope of finding refuge and their family. Crossing a continent torn apart by war and migrant persecution, these courageous siblings survive incredible challenges, before reaching a new world, free at last.