Formation des nuages (La)

Marie-Hélène Turcotte

10’ • 2010 • vo sans dialogue • Canada • animation

Childhood is a private, fragile terrain in which the marks of our explorations are inscribed. A delicate, sensitive evocation of burgeoning desire, The formation of clouds follows the steps of a young girl in the midst of transformation, clearly delineating that odd moment when one is no longer a child, exactly, but not yet an adult either.
Using the simplicity of pen and ink drawings with graceful superimposition effects on glossy paper, Marie-Hélène Turcotte succeeds in capturing all the nuances of this transitional stage, in which the ingenuous wish to remain a child accompanies the yearning for self-discovery.
With grace and sensitivity, this first short film becomes a visual poem that plays out at the frontier between reality and imagination.

script and animation : Marie-Hélène Turcotte
editing : Alain Baril and Richard Comeau
sound design : Olivier Calvert
music : Nicolas Bernier
voice : Charlotte Mondoux and Hélène Mondoux
digital imaging specialist : Susan Gourley and Pierre Plouffe
re-recording : Serge Boivin
recording : Geoffrey Mitchell
foley : Lise Wedlock
advisor : Paul Driessen, Jacques Marcotte and France Pilon
executive producer : René Chénier
producer : Marc Bertrand
production, distribution : National Film Board of Canada, NFB

- awards :
Prix Golden Horseman du Film d’animation - Festival international de court-métrage et du film d’animation - Allemagne - 2011
Prix Opéra Prima - Festival internacional de Cine para Ninos / DIVERCINE- Uruguay - 2011

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