Spark Animation 2014
From October 22 to October 26
Vancouver International Film Centre
At the SPARK ANIMATION Festival, we LOVE animation. We want to share that love of all things animated with you. We are pleased to bring you the very best in animation arts from around the world.
From independent animation to special premieres, CGI to stop-motion, SPARK ANIMATION celebrates the emerging influence of animation in today's entertainment. From the roots of the medium to the advanced technologies available to studios and independent filmmakers, SPARK ANIMATION showcases the diversity of films and techniques in animation. There is something for every fan of film, animation and arts.
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This year, Alliance Française is proud to be a partner of the movie "Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart" !
From the French director Stéphane Berla comes the extravagant love story of a gloomy young fellow cursed with a faulty cuckoo-clock heart. Not only that, this tormented teen falls in love for a girl who is visually impaired from crying tears of ice. The romance is doomed to fail as his adopted mother Madeline informs him that even a single kiss could stop his ticking heart. But Jack is prepared to do anything to find his first love, like Don Quixote, he sets out on a quest for love that will take him from the Scottish lochs to Paris, and from there to Andalusia. The things we do for love.
In Jack and The Cuckoo-Clock Heart, our friends in France have given us a very stylish 19th century world full of unique and unusual characters. The CGI is done in a marionette picture-book style that is quite beautiful and a real treat for the eye. If you like your animation dark and Gothic, and you lean towards Tim Burton, Henry Selick and the LAIKA Studio style then you'll love this original tale. Warning; Not for the weak of heart.
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