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Florence Miailhe
France | 1995 | 16′

This film is based on the first tale of The Thousand and One Nights. When his brother telles him that his wife is unfaithful, Sultan Shahryar loses his reason. The slaughter of the lovers in the palace gardens where they made love, the discovery of an unfortunate genie, and his decision to marry and have executed a young girl every night, are unable to quench his thirst for revenge. Ony the wiles of Scheherazade and her sister are able to calm his destructive madness.

Director: Florence Miailhe
Screenplay: Florence Miailhe
Director of Photography: Florence Miailhe
Editing: Catherine Chouchan, Natalie Perrey
Sound design: Étienne Bultingaire
Executive Production: Thierry Rolland
Production: Paris Plage Productions
Foreign sales: Les Films de l’Arlequin

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.