Living Still Life

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    Living Still Life

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    France, Belgium, Germany

    2012

    16 min

    • French

    Experimental

    From the director of PERSONA NON GRATA presented at CPH:FORUM

    Fièvre, a mysterious woman, collects dead animals in the wild and brings them back to life with animated fi lms. One day, a man comes to see Fièvre—his wife is dead...

    Credits

    Cast
    Elina Löwensohn
    Screenplay
    Bertrand Mandico
    Cinematography
    Pascale Granel
    Editing
    Laure Saint-Marc
    George Cragg
    Music
    Tazartes
    Bertrand Mandico
    Sales
    COPRODUCTION OFFICE
    Production
    PARISIENNE DE PRODUCTION
    Production
    PHILIPPE BOBER
    Production
    VINCENT TAVIER
    Bertrand Mandico

    Bertrand Mandico

    France

    Above all, the feature-length format is all about the pleasure of being able to work intensively with your actresses and actors.

    Born in 1971 in Toulouse, Bertrand Mandico graduated from the film directing programme at the Gobelins animation school in Paris. Over the years, Bertrand has cultivated a unique aesthetic and a flare for dark humour that juxtaposes macabre elements and burlesque. He has enriched his cinematic studies with various still format publications, photography, collage and drawings. Bertrand has also worked on promoting forgotten or underappreciated filmmakers (he programmed a Walerian Borowczyk retrospective in Warsaw). His audiovisual creations (a total of 40 short films, TV-commercials and musical films) have been awarded various prizes. His first short film THE BLUE HORSE RIDER won the Annecy Prize Grant in 1998.
    HE WAS EDDY'S DOG was part of the 2001 Cannes Film Festival’s short selection. His project BORO IN THE BOX, an irreverent portrait of Walerian Borowczyk, won the Clermont-Ferrand Festival Grant in 2008. THE WILD BOYS, selected at Venice IFF, will be Bertrand Mandico’s first feature length film. In 2018, his short film APOCALYPSE AFTER will have a special screening in Cannes for the 57th Semaine de la Critique.

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