Animation First REWIND
Week Four: Not for Kids

Erotic Shorts and Late-Night Thrillers

Starting Tuesday, August 25, 2020

No kids allowed—French animation is known for its daring use of the medium and has robust works in unexpected genres including eroticism, fantasy, science fiction, and suspense—all of which will keep you at the edge of your seat!

You must be 18 or older to watch these films.

Erotic Shorts

Sensual, naughty, poetic, and risqué works that celebrate passion, desire, and fantasy through sublimely creative and unconventional filmmaking. In French with English subtitles.

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69 Seconds
Dir. Laura Nicolas, 2016. 2 min.

Dir. Augustin Clermont, Gilles Cortella, 2013. 2 min.

La joie de vivre
Dir. Anthony Gross & Hector Hoppin, 1934. 9 min.

Le Clitoris
Dir. Lori Malépart-Traversy, 2016. 3 min.

Pixel Joy
Dir. Florentine Grelier, 2012. 2 min.

Simbiosis Carnal
Dir. Rocìo Alvarez, 2017. 9 min 43 sec.

Dir. Michaela Pavlátová, 2012. 7 min.

Dir. Sébastien Laudenbach, 2017. 7 min.

Late Night Chills

This collection of spooky, imaginative, gripping, and out-of-this-world shorts expand the science fiction and suspense genres in animation. In French with English subtitles.

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A l’intérieur
Dir. Amélie Poirier, 2018. 4 min 1 sec.

Fin de Loup
Dir. Stéphanie Cadoret, 2010. 2 min 21 sec.

Dir. David Coquard-Dassault, 2015. 12 min.

The Bolt Connection
Dir. Claire Cartier, Mathilde Dourdy, Maurine Lecerf, Shih-hui Pan, Nicolas Lebas, Thibault Grunenberger, 2018. 6 min 51 sec.

Dir. Roxane Campoy, Pauline Ledu, Myriam Belkheyar, Gwenaëlle Bavoux, 2017. 6 min 45 sec.

Feature Film: Funan

Dir. Denis Do, France/Belgium/Luxembourg, 2018. 84 min. Color.
Voices of Bérénice Bejo, Louis Garrel
In French with English subtitles

Inspired by the life of his mother, Funan by Denis Do is a beautiful story of resilience in the face of unspeakable hardship.

Set in 1975, under Cambodia’s brutal Khmer Rouge regime, Chou, a young Cambodian mother, searches for her 4-year-old son who was taken away from her. Facing the same fate as millions of ordinary Cambodians, Chou and her family live through years of separation, starvation, and forced labor. Despite her circumstances, Chou finds the strength to survive and remains determined to find her son thus reuniting her family. Chou’s harrowing path is set among the sweeping beauty of Cambodia’s countryside, lending a powerful backdrop to this wrenching ordeal.

Winner of the Cristal Award, Annecy International Animation Film Festival’s top prize, and the Grand Prize and Audience Award at Los Angeles’s Animation is Film, Denis Do’s first feature turns a harrowing story based on his mother’s life into a deeply personal and emotional journey.

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Conversation with Denis Do

Filmmaker Denis Do discusses his first feature film Funan and shares his creative process and his inspirations in a conversation with Academy Award winner and animation historian John Canemaker.

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