6 courts métrages et Le Roman de Renard - Festival du film polonais de Seattle (EUA) - 25 et 26 avril 2008
Le Festival du film polonais de Seattle, EUA, a présenté les 25 et 26 avril 2008 lors de sa 16 ème édition un certain nombre de films de L. Starewitch dans un programme de courts métrages, suivi du Roman de Renard.
Pour le Roman de Renard, il s’agit de la version DVD éditée par Doriane Films.
Pour les courts métrages, il s’agit de versions diffusées aux EUA lors de leur sortie (parfois différentes des versions françaises).
Voici la présentation de L. Starewitch et des films dans le catalogue du festival : http://www.polishfilms.org/films/2008_starewicz.html)
Władysław Starewicz (also known as “Ladislas Starewitch”) was a Polish stop-motion animator who used insects and animals as characters in his films. Mr. Starewicz was born to Polish parents in tsarist
In 1911, Mr. Starewicz moved to
During World War I, Mr. Starewicz worked for several film companies, directing sixty live-action features. After the October Revolution in 1917, he fled
During his time in
- The Cameraman’s Revenge (1912) 13 min.
Mr. and Mrs. Beetle, two insects, have a very calm home life, so they decide to complicate by commiting adultery. A vengeful cameraman uncovers and records their unfaithful behavior, only to have his plans foiled.
- The Insects’ Christmas (1913) 7 min.
A Santa shaped Christmas ornament suddenly comes to life and makes a Christmas tree for the insects of the forest. The entire insect family accepts Santa’s invitation to celebrate Christmas, including ladybugs, grasshoppers, and frogs.
- The Frogs Who Wanted a King (1922) 9 min.
“Once upon a time the
- Voice of the Nightingale (1923) 13 min.
A captive nightingale sings to a little girl during her sleep about legends from faraway lands. The songs reveal a longing of the nightingale to return to its family. The girl starts to realize that love and suffering extend to all living creatures.
- The Mascot (1933) 26 min.
a.k.a. The Devil’s Ball
The tear of a seamstress brings to life a dog mascot. The mascot overhears that a girl asks her mother for an orange, and from thereon it goes on a mission to bring its beloved owner the orange.
- Winter Carousel (1958) 11 min.
This movie is about a winter wonderland fantasy that features foxes, hares, and bears as characters. The stop-motion animation is stunning not only because of the fluid movement of the characters, but also because of the accurate control of the surrounding environment in which these characters reside.
- The Tale of the Fox (1930) 85 min. (screens on April 26, at 9:00 p.m.)
The Tale of the Fox is an epic stop-motion animation film, one of the first in cinema history. Based on German folktales as retold by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, it is the story of a cunning and resented fox who comes into conflict with the rest of the animal kingdom, and ultimately the kingdom’s reigning king, the Lion. This epic was a decade in the making, and its characters include animal puppets moved by means of incredible and brilliant stop-motion animation.
Plus de renseignements :
Greg Plichta, directeur