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Conte de quartier

Florence Miailhe
France | 2006 | 15’

Seven main characters experience an eventful day in a neighborhood, situated beside a river, undergoing renovation. Here, people cross paths without noticing each other; a doll passes from hand to hand. The real encounters happen later, due to an accident, during which people find themselves caught up in a farandole where everyone pursues their own particular goal. All these goals are different, but paths converge and, ultimately, get tangled up.

Director: Florence Miailhe
Screenplay: Florence Miailhe, Marie Desplechin
Director of Photography: Florence Miailhe
Editing: Fabrice Gerardi
Animation: Catherine Ginapé, Francis Desharnais
Grader: Jean-Marc Grégeois
Production design: Violaine Lécuyer
Music: Denis Colin
Sound design: Arnaud Houpert
Executive Production: Dora Benousilio
Production: Les Films de l’Arlequin
Foreign Production: Marcel Jean
Foreign Production Company: ONF – Office National du Film du Canada

Florence Miailhe
Graduated from the National School of Decorative Arts, with a major in engraving. She started out as a designer and in 1991 directed her first short film, Hammam. Since that time he has created a very personal style for his animated films: using tempera, pastels or sand, he creates the scenes directly under the camera, with a covering process. He received the César award for best short film for Au premier dimanche d’août (2002), a special mention in Cannes for Conte de Quartier (2006) and in 2015 the Cristal d’honneur award at the Annecy Animation Film Festival for the overall body of his work. He also worked as a teacher in various animation schools. In 2010 La traversée won the award for best screenplay at the Angers Premiers Plans Festival.