Animation First REWIND
Week Three: Award-Winning Animation

Starting Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Week Three of Animation First REWIND showcases critically acclaimed French animation gems, from the Oscar-nominated I Lost My Body and the noir sci-fi film Renaissance voiced by Daniel Craig to finalists from the Best Animated Shorts category at the 2020 César Awards and a collection of exciting films from the Annecy International Animation Film Festival.

Free Shorts: César Awards Finalists

Revisit a selection of finalists in the Best Animated Shorts category from the César Awards, France’s equivalent to the Oscars. In French with English subtitles.

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Don’t Know What
Dir. Thomas Renoldner, 2019, 8 min 16 sec

Je sors acheter des cigarettes
Dir. Osman Cerfon, 2018, 13 min 39 sec

Kiki of Montparnasse
Dir. Amélie Harrault, 2013, 14 min 27 sec

Logorama
Dir. François Alaux, Hervé de Crécy, Ludovic Houplain, 2009, 16 min

Maestro
Dir. Illogic, 2019, 1 min 33 sec

Raymonde Ou L’évasion Verticale
Dir. Sarah Van Den Boom, 2018, 17 min

Free Shorts: Best of Annecy

Enjoy a collection of exciting films from the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, the biggest animation film festival in the world. In French with English subtitles.

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Afterwork
Dir. Luis Usón and Andrés Aguilar, 2017 6 min 12 sec

Barbeque
Dir. Jenny Jokela, 2017, 5 min 44 sec

Bloeistraat
Dir. Nienke Deutz, 2018, 9 min 41 sec

Egg
Dir. Martina Scarpelli, 2018, 12 min 7 sec

Hybrids
Dir. Florian Brauch, Matthieu Pujol, Kim Tailhades, Yohan Thireau, Romain Thirion, 2017, 6 min 22 sec

The Head Vanishes
Dir. Franck Dion, 2016, 8 min

Pixels
Dir. Patrick Jean, 2010, 2 min

Feature Film: I Lost My Body

Dir. Jérémy Clapin, 2019, 81 min.
In French with English subtitles
Mature Audiences

Based on Guillaume Laurant’s novel Happy Hand, a severed hand escapes its unhappy fate and sets out to reconnect with its body. During a hair-raising escapade across the city, the extremity fends off pigeons and rats alike to reunite with pizza boy Naoufel. Its memories of Naoufel and his love for librarian Gabrielle may provide answers about what caused the hand’s separation, and a poetic backdrop for a possible reunion between the three.

Winner of the 2020 César Award for Best Animated Film, the film was screened at FIAF as part of Animation First 2020.

Stream on Netflix

Feature Film: Renaissance

Dir. Christian Volckman, 2006. 105 min. B&W.
In French with English subtitles
Mature Audiences

A wildly original noir science-fiction film in black and white, this stylish computer-animated film features a top-notch cast led by Daniel Craig.

In 2054, Paris is a labyrinth where all movement is monitored and recorded. Casting a shadow over everything is the city’s largest company, Avalon, which insinuates itself into every aspect of contemporary life to sell its primary export, youth and beauty. The secret of ageless beauty is found—but something is very, very wrong.

Winner of the Cristal Award at the 2006 Annecy International Animation Film Festival, the film was screened at FIAF as part of Animation First 2018.

Rent on Amazon

Conversation with Jean-François Laguionie

In this special conversation, Jean-François Laguionie, Animation First 2020’s Guest of Honor, discusses his rich body of work as a visual artist, writer, and filmmaker over the course of his 50-year career.

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