World Festival of Animated Film /
feature film edition 2 - 7 June 2009
World Festival of Animated Film / feature film edition 2 - 7 June 2009
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Panique au village / A Town Called Panic

Late Night Screenings


Panique au village / A Town Called Panic

Vincent Patar, Stéphane Aubier

Belgium, France, Luxembourg / 2009 / 76' 0''


Saturday, 06. 06.,
Europa Cinema, 22:30 h
Sunday, 07. 06.,
Cineplexx Centar Kaptol, Hall 3, 19:00 h


Animated plastic toys like Cowboy, Indian and Horse have problems, too. Cowboy and Indian's plan to surprise Horse with a homemade birthday gift backfires when they destroy his house instead. Surreal adventures take over as the trio travel to the center of the earth, trek across frozen tundra and discover a parallel underwater universe where pointy-headed (and dishonest!) creatures live. Each speedy character is voiced - and animated - as if their very air contains both amphetamines and laughing gas. With panic a permanent feature of life in this papier mâché town, will Horse and his girlfriend ever be alone?

Vincent Patar, Stéphane Aubier

Stéphane Aubier and Vincent Patar are both cult favorites and leading names in European animation. The pair met as art students, graduating in 1981 the visual arts academy in Brussels. Their multiple award-winning 20-episode TV series "A Town Called Panic", in which simple plastic toys get into monumental trouble, has been shown the world over.

Two years of work went into the feature film of the same name. Brimming with wry internal logic and a virulent strain of Belgian surrealism, everything they animate overflows with imagination and energy.



Vincent Patar, Stéphane Aubier


La Parti Production, Gebeka Films, Beast Productions, Le Films du Grognon, Made in Productions, Melusine Productions, RTBF


Stéphane Aubier, Guillaume Malandrin, Vincent Patar, Vincent Tavier


Valène Leroy


Anne-Laure Guegan


Late Night Screenings