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Saturday, November 15, 2008

Georges Schwizgebel: "visual acrobatics"

Unknown to me was the Swiss Georges Schwizgebel running with the short film "Retouches", although he has been working for a while. I do like the desorienting fictional color landscapes and the intriguing stories.

Ainda absolutamente a ver, o último filme, "Jeu".

"Born in Reconvilier, Switzerland, in 1944, Georges Schwizgebel is among the biggest names in contemporary animation. This well-rounded author of 14 short films has seen his work pick up prizes at Cannes, Annecy, Zagreb, Hiroshima, Stuttgart, Ottawa and Espinho. Two of his films-78 R.P.M. (1985) and The Ride to the Abyss (1992)-rank among the hundred most influential animated films on a list published by the Festival d'Annecy in 2006. The Man Without a Shadow (2004), his first collaboration with the National Film Board, garnered 17 international awards. Though he first used rotoscoping (Perspectives, 1975; Off-side, 1977), Schwizgebel later traded in this tool for a freer approach marked by the gestural application of colour and the frequent use of geometric shapes (Fugue, 1998; The Young Girl and the Clouds, 2000)."

1 comment:

Popelina said...

Adorei! a que horas é, sabes? beijos.