Cat Meets Dog / Cat Meets Dog
Paul DriessenCanada, Netherlands, Belgium / 2015 / 11' 0''
Europa Cinema, 13:00 h
Europa Cinema, 20:00 h
Cat Meets Dogtakes a typical cartoon premise – dogs and cats chasing each other – but plays with our standard expectations in unexpected ways. The film appears to be an interactive screen-play presenting parallel lives; in this case, an anthropomorphic dog and his alter ego, and an anthropomorphic cat and her alter ego all meandering through their alternative and intersecting realities. The four animated stories are simultaneously displayed on the screen wherein we are led and misled to various conclusions.
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.
Il Luster, S.O.I.L., National Film Board of Canada
categoriesGrand Competition – Short Film 4