THE GREAT WAR: ANIMATED MEMORIES/GRANDE GUERRE: MEMOIRES ANIMEES
Multiple directors - 75 min
Silent, in English or with English subtitles
As part of the celebrations of the Centennial of American involvement into World War I, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy present the screening of nine short films.
Set on the front, in the trenches and under fire, or behind the front line, through women's letters and through the memories of the elders or the collective memory, discover fascinating, sensitive and touching films by experienced directors, who revisit that catastrophe with a contemporary perspective.
With different techniques such as 3D animation, drawing, paper cut-outs, painting or plasticine, the directors invite us in their imaginary world and show once again the richness and the energy of the animated creations of today.
La Détente, Pierre Ducos, Bertrand Bey (France, 2011, 8min30)
1916, Fabien Bedouel (France, 2003, 7min40)
Poppy, James Cunnigham (New-Zealand, 2009, 10min54)
Fire Waltz/Toile de Front, Marc Ménager (France, 2011, 5min46)
The Trenches/La Tranchée, Claude Cloutier (Canada, 2010, 6min55)
Lettres de femmes, Augusto Zanovello (France, 2013, 11min25)
Le jour de gloire, Bruno Collet (France, 2007, 6min30)
So close/De si après, Rémi Durin (France/Belgique, 2009, 12min25)
Trois petits points, Rémy Schaepman, Lucrèce Andreae, Alice Dieudonné, Florian Parrot, Tracy Nowocien, Ornélie Prioul (France, 2010, 3min32)
TUESDAY, APRIL 25 AT 7:00 PM
at La Maison Française - Embassy of France
4101 Reservoir Road, NW - Washington, DC
Parking available on Reservoir Road and across the street at Georgetown University Hospital's pay lot.
SECURITY RULES: A reservation on Eventbrite is mandatory, attendees must have a Government issued photo ID in order to enter the Embassy. Large backpacks and bikes will not be allowed inside the embassy.
NO ONE WILL BE ADMITTED WITHOUT RESERVATION OR PROPER ID
Name on reservation must match ID.
Due to strict security measures, please allow extra time for security screening; doors will be closed at 7 p.m. sharp.
Not recommended for children under 12.
Online registration is required for this free admission event.
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Presented by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy with support from The French Mission du centenaire de la Première Guerre mondiale, in charge of the World War One Centenary in France; TV5 Monde and the French-American Cultural Foundation.