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World Festival of Animated Film /
short film edition 29 May - 3 June 2012
World Festival of Animated Film / short film edition 29 May - 3 June 2012
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When the Day Breaks / When the Day Breaks

GRAND PRIX 1972 - 2012

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When the Day Breaks / When the Day Breaks


Amanda Forbis, Wendy Tilby

Canada / 1999 / 9' 40''



Projections


Wednesday, 30. 05.,
Europa Cinema, 11:00 h
Saturday, 02. 06.,
Europa Cinema, 18:00 h


Synopsis


When the Day Breaksis the charming, bittersweet story of Ruby, the pig, whose life takes an unexpected turn after she witnesses the accidental death of a stranger. With deft humour and finely rendered detail, the film illuminates the links which connect our urban lives, while evoking the promise and fragility of a new day. The film, described as a four-year labour of love by the filmmakers, is exquisitely crafted; using pencil and paint on photocopies which gives it a textured look reminiscent of a lithograph or a flickering newsreel. In When the Day Breaks, the ordinary - a lemon, a toaster, and a chance collision on a street corner - is endowed with a visceral power. 

Amanda Forbis, Wendy Tilby


Both originally from Alberta, Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby first met in Vancouver at the Emily Carr College of Art and Design, where they studied film and animation. In 1999 they co-directed When the Day Breaks, which received over thirty international awards, including the Palme d’Or in Cannes, Grand Prix at Annecy, Zagreb and Hiroshima, and an Academy Award®nomination. They have continued to collaborate on workshops, commercials and commissioned projects. In 2003, they relocated from Montreal to Calgary, where they made Wild Life.

 

Director

Amanda Forbis, Wendy Tilby


Production

National Film Board of Canada


categories

GRAND PRIX 1972 - 2012