Nightingales in décember

Theodore Ushev

3’ • 2011 • vo sans dialogue • Canada • animation

This metaphorical surrealist tale is an allusion. Nightingales in December is a trip into the memories, and the fields of the current realities.
What if the nightingales were working, instead of singing and going south ?
Is the innocence the only saviour of birds songs ?
There are no nightingales in december... What is left is only the history of our beginning, and our end.

screeplay and animation : Theodore Ushev
music : Spencer Krug
sound design : Olivier Calvert
production : Festival du nouveau cinéma de Montréal
distribution : Bonobostudio

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- awards
Canadian Film Institute award - best Canadian Animation - Ottawa Animation festival - 2012 - Canada
Diploma of Merit - Tampere Film Festival 2012 - Finland
RPT Onda Curta award - Monstra Lisbon 2012 - Portugal


- screenings within the framework of La Vidéothèque Nomade
Court-Bouillon #1.7
La Vidéothèque Nomade @ Revers - Atelier Peinture-Dessin
Court-Bouillon #31
Court-Bouillon #27
RadioVariations //// Screening
La Vidéothèque Nomade @ JaJaJa #1
Cabinet de recouvrement #2
La Vidéothèque Nomade at Cultures Maison #3