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    Archipel | Arcipelago

    Félix Dufour-Laperrière
    Canada | 2021 | 72’00

    A true animated film about invented islands. About an imaginary, linguistic, political territory. About a real or dreamed country, or something in between. Archipelago is a film made of drawings and speeches, that tells and dreams a place and its inhabitants, to tell and dream a little of our world and times

    Direction, animation, editing: Félix Dufour-Laperrière
    Production: Embuscade Films
    Distribution: Miyu Distribution

    Félix Dufour-Laperrière

    Born in 1981 in Chicoutimi, Quebec, Félix Dufour-Laperrière is a filmmaker, screenwriter and producer. His films, including the documentary TRANSATLANTIQUE (2014), have been shown at numerous festivals, museums and major national and international events, where they have won several awards. VILLE NEUVE (2018), his first animated feature, entirely drawn and painted on paper, had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival (Giornate degli Autori) and has since been released in cinemas in Quebec, France and Japan. His animated documentary essay, ARCHIPEL, was launched in 2021 in competition at the Rotterdam Film Festival, won an award at the Annecy Film Festival, and went on to enjoy extensive international distribution. He is now working on his third feature-length animated film, LA MORT N’EXISTE PAS. As a producer, in addition to his own films, he recently produced Miryam Charles’ first feature film, CETTE MAISON, which was launched at the Berlinale (Forum) in 2022.