Animation workshop for adults
director: Michaël Dudok de Wit | France, 2016 | 80 minutes | no dialog
This account of a castaway on a tropical island surrounded by turtles, crabs and birds is simultaneously a universal story about all the fundamental moments in a person’s life. Without using a single word, and by employing perfectly crafted animation, Oscar award winning director, Michaël Dudok de Wit, tells of self-discovery, love, parenthood, and even changing generations. This magical motion picture, understandable to all generations across all continents, received the Prix Spécial in the Un Certain Regard category of the Cannes Film Festival. It was Japanese cult studio Ghibli’s first European coproduction.
After the screening follows an animation workshop for adults (and children). Animation is as old as mankind itself. Even prehistoric people tried to paint the walls of their caves, capturing the movement od a mammoth by drawing it with eight feet. How does animation actually work? Can we make our own moving pictures at home? What would we need to do so? All these questions will be answered by experts from training and talent platform Free Cinema.