Flocons (2014)

Flocons (2014)

Synopsis

Created using outtakes—tests—that were done to make the film A Chairy Tale (1957) by master of animation Norman McLaren, Flocons is a black-and-white short set to the music of Tchaikovsky and featuring none other than Canadian filmmaker Claude Jutra, who plays a character imprisoned in the celluloid on which McLaren paints directly. Flocons aims to celebrate the 100th anniversary, in 2014, of Norman McLaren’s birth.

‘Inspiring! To celebrate the 100th anniversary of McLaren’s birth, the young filmmaker made a short film that would not put to shame the master and the inventif acting of Claude Jutra.’ – Mario Cloutier, La Presse +

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Director’s Statement

While I was working on the research for the film JUTRA, I was astonished to find a unfinished film by Norman McLaren and Claude Jutra that seems to have been shot at the same time as A Chairy Tale.

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Cinémathèque Québécoise

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Team

Direction, Production, Script and Compositing

Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre

Animation

Brigitte Archambault

Assistant

Keyu Chen

Sound

Olivier Calvert

Foley

Lise Wedlock

Editing

Oana Suteu

Music

Tchaikovsky

With

Claude Jutra and Norman McLaren

The Blue Marble (2014)

The Blue Marble (2014)

Synopsis

A film directed by Co Hoedeman : The Blue Marble is a story about a young girl kidnapped from her village and forced by insurgents to become a ruthless child soldier. Using facts and fiction, the narrator tells a story of oppression and hope.

Director’s Statement

A large part of my film career has been dedicated to making films about and for children, with an emphasis on their creativity and imagination. This time around, children are still the focal point, but the perspective is very different. This film concerns the children who are abused and preyed upon to serve as child soldiers in war-torn countries. Wherever in the world they live, these children all have one thing in common: They are at the mercy of adults who exploit them for their own selfish needs, without regard to their basic rights as human beings. These children are treated as throwaway goods. – Co Hoedeman

Recent Films

Direction, Animation, Production, Script

Co Hoedeman

Production

Galilé Marion-Gauvin, Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre

Special Effects

Brigitte Archambault, Keyu Chen, Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre

Editing

Oana Suteu

Online Editing

Denis Gathelier

Sound Editing

Olivier Calvert

Sound

Geoffrey Mitchell

Mixing

Serge Boivin

Original Score

Pierre Yves Drapeau

With

Koumba Ball, Mousa Koné, Michel Mpambara, Syntyche Nkiesa Nsosa, Soulevan Ouedraogo