If we start this week with a very nice animated movie, snow dealers, selected in the international competition (I3) and in the school program (ECO3). The spectators who were able to watch it on france.tv before the festival are unanimous: we have a nugget there. And perhaps it is no coincidence that the short film directed by the young Portuguese Joao Gonzalez was nominated for the 2023 Oscars …
The 45th Clermont-Ferrand Festival begins with some seriousness and a lot of lightness
A father and son live above the Void, in a house clinging to a rock face. Every day they parachute into the valley to sell crushed ice.
A routine begins, suggesting a simple and happy life. But little by little, the gloom sets in. Passion comes…
It’s all about balance in this movie. Including in the works of Joao Gonzalez, at the same time the director, screenwriter, composer and editor. The animation is structured, but expressive. For example, we notice very quickly that rare colors have a meaning that helps make sense of the story. And the more we understand, the more we move. Until the fall, it was also successful.
Offers. I3 will premiere on Saturday January 28th at 9:30pm, Salle Cocteau; Sunday 29, 3 p.m., at Boris Vian; Monday 30th at 9:30am, salle des Possibles (mini-session); Tuesday 31st, at 13:00, in Varda; Wednesday, 8 p.m., in Rio; Thursdays, at 7 p.m., in Cocteau; Fri, 14/30, Horizon Room; Saturday, February 4, at 11 a.m., at the Capitol.