World Festival of Animated Film /
short film edition 1 - 6 June 2010
World Festival of Animated Film / short film edition 1 - 6 June 2010
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Fugue / Fugue

Georges Schwizgebel

Switzerland / 1998 / 7' 12''


Tuesday, 01. 06.,
Tuškanac Cinema, 20:00 h
Saturday, 05. 06.,
Europa Cinema, 11:00 h


A person dozing in a hotel room allows himself to be invaded by memories which form an escape expressed in drawings. The film is one of the most complex by Georges Schwizgebel. The use of vivid colours, the counterpoint of the interwoven images, the animation of impossible geometric figures combined with a contemporary sound tape make this film one of the best and most interesting in the author's filmography.

Georges Schwizgebel

Animation director Georges Schwizgebel has created a remarkably original body of work. His films are marked by masterful technical execution, a playful approach to narrative, spectacular formalism, and the intermingling of visuals and music. His first film, The Flight of Icarus, launched a prolific career, boasting numerous awards at prestigious international festivals like Cannes, Annecy, Animafest Zagreb, Hiroshima, Stuttgart, Ottawa, and Espinho. The Ride to the Abyss (1992) is regularly cited as one of the finest animated films of all time. In 2017, Georges Schwizgebel received the Honorary Cristal in Annecy, followed by the Honorary Award of the Swiss Film Awards in 2018. In 2019, he was awarded the French insignia of Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters. He is the most awarded author in the history of Animafest, and was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2020.



Georges Schwizgebel


Studio GDS/Television Suisse Romande


Georges Schwizgebel


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Georges Schwizgebel