Animation cinema at the top

Xavier Le Falière is not the only one who wants to create another image of animated cinema. The Objectif Ciné 64 (1) chain, which since 2015 has brought together seven independent cinemas in Béarn and Bayonne, as well as the mobile cinema Le Batel, has made it the theme of its first festival.

It is called Ciném’Animés and takes place from 6 to 24 April.

Xavier Le Falière is not the only one who wants to create another image of animated cinema. The Objectif Ciné 64 (1) chain, which since 2015 has brought together seven independent cinemas in Béarn and Bayonne, as well as the mobile cinema Le Batel, has made it the theme of its first festival.

Baptized by Ciném’Animés, it takes place from 6 to 24 April at Atalante in Bayonne, at Family in Garlin, at Bobine in Monaine, at Ciné M. in Mourenx, at Pixel in Orthez and at Saleys in Saly. de Béarn. The festival will also provide Salician cinema with the opportunity to reconnect with the general public (school session on Monday, April 4), on Wednesday, April 6 at 15:00, after a long final break, Michele Audisio, Co-President, rejoices. Seilis.

Get rid of the childish cliché

“We needed to organize an event to draw attention to the network,” explains Philippe Coquilot-Coudreau, director of Méliès in Pau, who has a different hat for this festival: he is co-chairman of the network, along with Celia Olivier, also director and programmer of the cinema Le Saleys .

Nine films have been credited, including several programmed in previews. Selected from about twenty proposed, they meet the requirements of quality, variety and the imperative: “get out of the childish cliche,” the organizers warn. “We wanted to look at this festival from the point of view of different generations! continues co-president of the Objectif Ciné 64 network.

Xavier Le Falière, member of the selection committee of the feature film festival, concludes: “An animated film can touch, attract everyone with its theme, not just fans of animation! »

latest trend

The poster for the event, featuring a colorful deer – a nod to the Japanese feature film The Deer King – expresses with its color palette an eclectic program, a variety of topics and techniques covered: manga, paper cut, as in “My Favorite War”. The Latvian director talks about his childhood at the height of the Cold War in the form of an animated documentary.


Cinema poster, a reference to the film “The Deer King”.

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This is the latest trend in animated films,” says Xavier Le Falière. The same form was chosen by two excellent films presented within the framework of the festival: “My Afghan Family” and “Run”.


“Run”, proof that animated films are not always meant for children.

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“Environmental Dimension”

Not all nine films will be shown in seven theaters. They each chose the feature films they wanted to show and prepared masterclasses for seven of them, said Christine Lafont, vice president of cinematography at Garlin and head of programming.

While Méliès offers a reading narrated by narrator Poe Marie Thomas about “The Tiger Who Invited Himself to Tea”, the Family in Garlin used their own cultural pool to schedule a workshop with A vive voix.

For the Japanese “Fortune smiles at Mrs. Nikuko”, a master class in calligraphy and Asian cinema taste has been announced. Another Japanese feature film previewed and to be titled “Beyond the Sky” when it’s officially released, “Poupelle” will be accompanied by a monster factory and environmental education workshops. After Enchanted Gardens, workshops will be created with Petits Débrouillards.

“The environmental aspect is very strong,” emphasizes Agnès Lagarrou, mediator of the Objectif Ciné 64 network, recalling that in May 2021 the network signed a charter for environmentally responsible practices, including commitments regarding waste sorting, energy, communication. Media, etc.

“Run”, multiple award-winning

Completed in three months, with a budget of 9,500 euros, the festival is by no means a discounted event. “We played modestly, but modestly, who is doing well! smiling co-president of the network. Ciném’Animés can really be proud of “beautiful catches”, picks up Xavier Le Falière, who is the first to quote “Run”: even if he left the Oscar ceremony empty-handed, he was noticed and awarded elsewhere. This Danish feature film follows the brutal journey of migrants through the journey of a young Afghan who flees his country in the 1980s.

An adaptation of Jiro Taniguchi’s comic book, which won the César Award for Best Animated Feature last February and was voted Best Animated Feature at Lights of the Foreign Press 2022, Summit of the Gods also promises to be an event.

Its director Patrick Imbert will perform successively at Pixel in Orthez, Ciné M at Mourenx and Méliès in Pau on 12, 13 and 14 April. Beautiful image for animation.

(1) With the support of the Department of the Pyrenees-Atlantiques, the New-Aquitaine region, the Regional Department of Culture (DRAC) and the National Film Center.

FILMS

“Tiger Inviting Himself to Tea”, “Magic Gardens”, “Poupel”, “Fortune Smiles on Madame Nikuko”, “The Deer King”, “My Favorite War”, “My Afghan Family”, “Run”, “Top of the Gods” .

Cinéma l’Atalante www.atalante-cinema.org (05 59 55 76 63), Le Family in Garlin www.cinegarlin.fr (05 59 04 94 05), La Bobine in Monein www.cinemalabobine64.com (09 6445 8358) , Ciné M in Mourenx www.cinema-mourenx.fr (0559 71 69 89), Le Pixel in Orthez www.lepixelcinema.fr (05 59 38 53 38), Le Méliès in Po www.lemelies.net (05 59 27 60 52) and Saleys in Salies-de-Béarn www.lesaleyscinema.fr (05 59 65 05 37).

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