Le ravissement de Frank N. Stein / The Ravishing of Frank N. Stein
Georges SchwizgebelSwitzerland / 1982 / 9' 30''
Tuškanac Cinema, 20:00 h
Europa Cinema, 11:00 h
The slow construction of an image, to a rhythm of footsteps, ends with the meeting of the monster and his fiancé. Using a subjective vision, the viewer is literally in the position of the monster and crosses several rooms filled with objects and beings along the line of progression until emerging into the face of the loved one who lets off a cry of horror.
Animation director Georges Schwizgebel has created a remarkably original body of work. His films are marked by masterful technical execution, a playful approach to narrative, spectacular formalism, and the intermingling of visuals and music. His first film, The Flight of Icarus, launched a prolific career, boasting numerous awards at prestigious international festivals like Cannes, Annecy, Animafest Zagreb, Hiroshima, Stuttgart, Ottawa, and Espinho. The Ride to the Abyss (1992) is regularly cited as one of the finest animated films of all time. In 2017, Georges Schwizgebel received the Honorary Cristal in Annecy, followed by the Honorary Award of the Swiss Film Awards in 2018. In 2019, he was awarded the French insignia of Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters. He is the most awarded author in the history of Animafest, and was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2020.
Michael Horowitz, Rainer Boësch
categoriesFOCUS: SWISS ANIMATION