Projection "Gwen and the Book of Sand" | "Gwen, le Livre de Sable", Directed by Jean-François Laguionie, 72 minutes, France, 1984

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Projection "Gwen and the Book of Sand" | "Gwen, le Livre de Sable", Directed by Jean-François Laguionie, 72 minutes, France, 1984

Time: March 20, 2010 from 11:30am to 1pm
Location: IFC Center
Street: 323 6th Ave
City/Town: New York
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Event Type: cinema, /, children
Organized By: New York International Children Film Festival
Latest Activity: Mar 19, 2010

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Directed by Jean-François Laguionie, 72 minutes, France, 1984

RECOMMENDED AGES: 11 TO ADULT (SUBTITLED)

HE ANIMAUTEURS: 50 YEARS OF FRENCH ANIMATION
NYICFF is proud to present a rare screening of Jean-François Laguionie’s trance-like masterpiece, Gwen, le livre de sable, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the prestigious Annecy animation festival. Gwen is a young girl born into a tribe of desert nomads wandering in a surreal, post-apocalyptic world where enormous, broken relics from some giant past civilization rain down upon the dunes in lightening storms called the Makou, or “Terrible Thing.” When her friend is kidnapped by the Makou, Gwen leaves the tribe and sets out with a mysterious old woman on a journey through the desert to save him. Laguionie used gouache, a medium that’s a cross between watercolor and pastel, to create a breathtaking work of art that feels like a moving painting. Windswept vistas are punctuated by radiantly colorful animals and the film exudes an air of melancholy mystery that is as close to pure poetry as cinema can get.

Shown with:
MADAGASCAR, A JOURNEY DIARY - Bastien Dubois, France, 2009, 11 min

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