The Prince's Voyage

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    The Prince's Voyage

    Le Voyage du prince

    Directed by

    France, Luxembourg

    2019

    77 min

    • French

    Animation

    An old monkey-prince is stranded on an unknown shore. Wounded and lost, he is found by young Tom. He discovers a world entirely new to him, but not without danger.

    Awards

    • CineLab Award - Locarno FF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Screenplay
    Jean-François Laguionie
    Anik Le Ray
    Cinematography
    Jean-François Laguionie
    Valérie Hadida
    Anik Le Ray
    Yann Martinat
    Joachim Henrard
    Editing
    Patrick Ducruet
    Music
    Christophe Heral
    Production
    BLUE SPIRIT PRODUCTIONS
    Sales
    UDI - URBAN DISTRIBUTION INTERNATIONAL
    Xavier Picard

    Xavier Picard

    France

    French-born writer, director and producer Xavier Picard’s prolific international film career includes over 300 hours of animation with i.a. Jean Chalopin, Hanna Barbera, Luc Besson and Mamoru Oshii. Xavier’s work has been distributed in more than 100 countries by Avi Arad, Bohbot Int., Nippon Animation, TF1 Int. and Freemantle Media. Xavier Picard directed seven animated short films for the French pavillon at the World Expo Shanghai 2010 and he was a faculty member of the prestigious CFT Gobelins Animation University in France. In 2000, Xavier Picard co-founded Pictak with the Japanese Producer Takashi Masunaga. Pictak produces and co-produces animated films and series for worldwide markets. Pictak collaborates with animation studios in Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan, Canada, as well as with premier 3D and 2D studios in France. Some of Pictak’s most notable co-productions include the series MARCELINO, ODD FAMILY and VALERIAN. His latest film THE PRINCE'S VOYAGE (2019), co-directed with Jean-François Laguionie, was selected in the Fuori Concorso section at Locarno FF.

    Selected Filmography

    Jean-François Laguionie

    Jean-François Laguionie

    France

    Jean-François Laguionie (Besançon, 1939), made his animated feature directorial debut with GWEN, THE BOOK OF SAND (1988), after having helmed a number of short films. This was followed by A MONKEY'S TALE (1999), BLACK MOR'S ISLAND (2004) and THE PAINTING (2011), nominated for a Best Animated Film César in France. His latest film THE PRINCE'S VOYAGE (2019), co-directed with Xavier Picard, was selected in the Fuori Concorso section at Locarno FF.

    Selected Filmography