As part of the French-Japanese Animated Film Festival (FJAFF):
A FRENCH ANIMATED FILM EVENING
- Une petite histoire de l’image animée by Joris Clerté, France, 2006, 3:30mins
- Madagascar, Carnet de Voyage by Bastien Dubois, France, 2013, 12mins. A tourist’s travelogue showcases the importance of death, dance and traditions in Malagasy society.
- Les Triplettes de Belleville by Sylvain Chomet, France, 2003, 85mins
Les Triplettes de Belleville is a 2003 animated comedy film written and directed by Sylvain Chomet. The film is Chomet’s first feature film and was an international co-production among companies in France, the United Kingdom, Belgium, and Canada.
The film features the voices of Michèle Caucheteux, Jean-Claude Donda, Michel Robin, and Monica Viegas; there is little dialogue, the majority of the film story being told through song and pantomime. It tells the story of Madame Souza, an elderly woman who goes on a quest to rescue her grandson Champion, a Tour de France cyclist, who has been kidnapped by the French mafia for gambling purposes and taken to the city of Belleville (an amalgam of New York, Montreal and Quebec City). She is accompanied by Champion’s loyal but obese hound, Bruno, and joined by the Triplets of Belleville, music hall singers from the 1930s, whom she meets in the city.
The film was highly praised by audiences and critics for its unique style of animation. The film was nominated for two Academy Awards—Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song for “Belleville Rendez-vous”. It was also screened out of competition (hors concours) at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival.
All the three movies are in French with English subtitles.
Family friendly movies, you are all welcome!
Date: Friday 6 November 2015
Venue: Institut Français du Nigeria
The entrance is free
Madagascar, Carnet de Voyage