Mia et le Migou / Mia and Migou
Jacques Rémy-GirerdFrance / 2008 / 92' 0''
Europa Cinema, 09:59 h
Cineplexx Centar Kaptol, Hall 3, 11:00 h
Europa Cinema, 11:00 h
Cineplexx Centar Kaptol, Hall 3, 19:00 h
Mia is a young girl barely 10 years old. Alerted by a premonition, she decides to leave her native village somewhere in South America in search of her father. He has been gone for some time, working on a huge construction site to transform a tropical forest into a luxurious resort hotel. Mia’s journey to find her father is long. She must cross a remote mountain, surrounded by a dark forest populated by mysterious beings. In the midst of this magical world, the young girl will discover an uncommon tree and be confronted with the true forces of nature.
Jacques-Rémy Girerd (1952) studied at the Lyon L'école des Beaux-Arts. He worked as a high school professor and teacher at the Grenoble Art School. In 1984 he and a small group of enthusiasts founded the Folimage studio in Valence, which he continues to run to this day. His first animated film "Quatre mille images fœtales" in 1978 was followed by a decade of creating short stop-motion animations until the 1989 films "Amerlock" and the César-winning Best Animated Film "Le petit cirque de toutes les couleurs". After the birth of his first child in 1988 he focused mainly on directing cartoons for children and started several educational children's series for television: "Le bonheur de la vie", "Mine de rien", "Ma petite planète chérie". In 1997 he creates his featurette "L'enfant au grelot", which became hugely popular in the cinemas. Afterwards he embarked on his first full-lenght feature "La prophétie des grenouilles". "Mia et le Migou" is his second feature film.
Selected awards: Award for Best Animated Feature (Abitibi - Témiscamingue, Canada), Audience Award (Mon Premiere Festival Paris)
Selected festival history: Toronto IFF, Buenos Aires IFF, Shanghai IFF, Annecy
Folimage, Enanimation, Gertie, France 3 Cinéma, Rhône-Alpes Cinéma, Sayers Studios, Bayard Presse
Jacques Rémy-Girerd, Antoine Lanciaux, Iouri Tcherenkov, Benoît Chieux
Kamal Aïtmihoub, Juan-Carlos Concha, Peter Dodd, Sandra Gaudi, Siergjej Gizila, Sébastien Godard, Morten Riisberg Hansen, Antoine Lanciaux, Larisa Lauber, Sylvie Léonard, Enrico Mezzena, Patrizia Nasi, Cristina Parisotto, Susanne Seidel