The Procession

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    The Procession

    Le cortège

    Directed by

    • Pascal Blanchet, Rodolphe Saint-Gelais

    Canada

    2019

    11 min

    • French

    Animation

    After Catherine's fatal car accident, she speaks from the beyond to her grieving husband, Philippe, who must endure the inevitable family ritual of the funeral. The Procession is an elegant poem in black, white, and pink that shows us how, despite the pressure to keep up appearances, love finds a way.

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    Credits

    Cast
    Marie-Thérèse Fortin
    Screenplay
    Pascal Blanchet
    Sylvain Charbonneau
    Editing
    Isabelle Malenfant
    Music
    Pierre Lapointe
    Philippe Brault
    Production
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    Pascal Blanchet

    Pascal Blanchet

    Canada

    Pascal Blanchet is a self-taught illustrator whose interests include music, architecture and 20th century design. His cartoon strips and graphic novels (La fugue, Rapide-Blanc, Bologne, Le Noël de Marguerite) have received numerous awards in Quebec and abroad over the last 15 years. He’s also worked as a designer and illustrator for many magazines, newspapers, publishers and artists, including Wes Anderson and Pierre Lapointe. THE PROCESSION (2019), co-directed with Rodolphe Saint-Gelais, marks his first foray into animation. It is selected in competition at Annecy IAFF.

    Rodolphe Saint-Gelais

    Rodolphe Saint-Gelais

    Canada

    Self-taught Montreal artist Rodolphe Saint-Gelais works in both animation and illustration, two complementary fields that allow for a constant flow of ideas back and forth. After working in television and advertising, he ventured into the world of filmmaking with DÉDÉ À TRAVERS LES BRUMES (2009), whose opening sequence he drew and animated. He’s since designed the visuals for numerous animated series in addition to creating animated music videos, illustrated stories and short films. Together with Pascal Blanchet, he directed the short film THE PROCESSION (2019) selected in competition at Annecy IAFF.