du film polonais de Seattle, EUA, a présenté les 25
et 26 avril 2008 lors de sa 16 ème édition un certain nombre de
films de L. Starewitch dans un programme
de courts métrages, suivi du Roman
Pour le Roman de Renard, il s’agit de la version DVD éditée par Doriane Films (http://www.dorianefilms.com).
Pour les courts métrages, il s’agit de versions diffusées aux EUA lors de leur sortie (parfois différentes des versions françaises).
Voici la présentation de L. Starewitch et des films dans le catalogue du festival : http://www.polishfilms.org/films/2008_starewicz.html)
Władysław Starewicz (also known as “Ladislas Starewitch”)
was a Polish stop-motion animator who used insects and animals as characters in
his films. Mr. Starewicz was born to Polish parents in tsarist
In 1911, Mr. Starewicz moved to
During World War I, Mr. Starewicz worked for several film companies,
directing sixty live-action features. After the October Revolution in 1917, he
During his time in
and Mrs. Beetle, two insects, have a very calm home life, so they decide to
complicate by commiting adultery. A vengeful cameraman uncovers and records
their unfaithful behavior, only to have his plans foiled.
Santa shaped Christmas ornament suddenly comes to life and makes a Christmas
tree for the insects of the forest. The entire insect family accepts Santa’s
invitation to celebrate Christmas, including ladybugs, grasshoppers, and frogs.
upon a time the
captive nightingale sings to a little girl during her sleep about legends from
faraway lands. The songs reveal a longing of the nightingale to return to its
family. The girl starts to realize that love and suffering extend to all living
The Devil’s Ball
tear of a seamstress brings to life a dog mascot. The mascot overhears that a
girl asks her mother for an orange, and from thereon it goes on a mission to
bring its beloved owner the orange.
movie is about a winter wonderland fantasy that features foxes, hares, and bears
as characters. The stop-motion animation is stunning not only because of the
fluid movement of the characters, but also because of the accurate control of
the surrounding environment in which these characters reside.
The Tale of the Fox is an epic stop-motion animation film, one of the
first in cinema history. Based on German folktales as retold by Johann Wolfgang
von Goethe, it is the story of a cunning and resented fox who comes into
conflict with the rest of the animal kingdom, and ultimately the kingdom’s
reigning king, the Lion. This epic was a decade in the making, and its
characters include animal puppets moved by means of incredible and brilliant
Plus de renseignements :
Greg Plichta, directeur