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World Festival of Animated Film /
feature film edition 31 May - 5 June 2011
World Festival of Animated Film / feature film edition 31 May - 5 June 2011
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Le bleu perdu / The Lost Blue

MASTERS OF ANIMATION

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Le bleu perdu / The Lost Blue


Paul Driessen

Canada / 1972 / 7' 0''



Projections


Tuesday, 31. 05.,
Tuškanac Cinema, 18:15 h
Sunday, 05. 06.,
Tuškanac Cinema, 18:15 h


Synopsis


An animated cartoon envisaging the kind of world that children of the future may well inherit when the last vestige of blue is blotted from the sky by the spreading mantle of smog. In this story a little boy sets out, equipped with celestial wings, to discover whether what an old man has told him is actually true, that there is blue above the grey. When he finds it he concludes that blue is where paradise is; the grimy earth is the netherworld. A film without words. (NFB/ONF)

Paul Driessen


Paul Driessen (1940, The Netherlands) graduated from the Art Academy in Utrecht, and was offered a job as an animator at a commercial animation film & TV studio in Hilversum. In 1967 he was invited to London to work on George Dunning’s The Yellow Submarine. In 1970 he emigrated to Canada and started a freelance animation career, working mainly for the National Film Board. Since 1976 he has also animated and directed a number of films for independent producers in the Netherlands. To date, he has won over 70 international awards for his work. His film 3 Misses (2000) earned him an Oscar nomination. Highly praised by professionals, Driessen was presented the ASIFA Hollywood Annie Award for his distinguished contribution to the art of animation (1987) as well as two respective Life Achievement Awards by ASIFA International (1994) and Animafest Zagreb (2002). In October 2005 in Cracow he was given the Special Golden Dinosaur Award for an outstanding artist and teacher.

 

Director

Paul Driessen


Production

National Film Board of Canada


categories

MASTERS OF ANIMATION