LES CONTES DES ANIMAUX
| TUESDAY14 - 9.30 | SUNDAY 19 - 16.30
Australia / 2003 / 55 minutes / 35mm / Colour / English with French subtitles
Director: Lucinda Clutterbuck / Story and Poems: Charlotte Clutterbuck / Animators: Lucinda Clutterbuck, Elisa Argenzio, Sarah Watt / Editors: Ray Argall, Harriet Clutterbuck / Music: Burkhard Dalwitz, David Chesworth, Rose Pearse, John Clifford White, Paul Schutze / Producers: Ray Argall, Lucinda Clutterbuck, Fiona Eagger
Usuch as the panda, the gorilla, the wolf and the Tasmanian tiger. Developed with the help of experts from Australia's leading zoos, this ecological fable presents a poetic look at environmental problems and the earth's survival. Although the animation techniques differ from one episode to another, all are clearly of a high professional standard. Such techniques include the use of the Rotoscope for the wolf, the panda and the rattlesnake, as first illustrated by Disney. The gorilla series includes extensive use of colour photographs. For both young and old, this animated film examines minimalist portraiture in order to preserve the magic of the image and allow our imaginations to do the rest.
Lucinda Clutterbuck is particularly well-known in Australia for her work in animated cinema. She initially studied in France at the Beaux Arts in Orleans (1979 -1980) and later went on to study lithography and etching at the Beaux Arts in Paris (1980 -1981). From 1981 to 1983 she studied animation with a number of different companies. Since then she has worked as an independent artist and made a number of animated short films with ecological themes. Greenhouse received a warm reception at the Melbourne Film Festival in 1991. Her best known film remains the Tasmanian Tiger (Tiga) which has won awards worldwide. In 1995, she presented an animated series, The Web, for which she was the sole director