An animated short presented before the Ciné-Outremont showing on Monday, March 6.
Also presented before the Ciné-Casteliers showing of Le Théâtre de marionnettes en Espagne: une belle réalité on Friday, March 10 at 4 p.m. at the Paul-Gérin-Lajoie d’Outremont High School.
Animated short film, 2014, 13 minutes
This animated short film, inspired by a painting by Cândido Portinari (Retirantes, 1944), tells the story of a woman travelling through an arid, depopulated region, unable to feed her baby. All along her journey, she meets people that share her fate: local peasants, children, lizards, a religious procession praying for help, and a small gathering of traditional musicians (forró), everyone fleeing their cruel and barren land.
With a sensitive outlook and magical elements, the narrative reveals the mysteries and universal difficulties of a forgotten and suffering people.
Director Maíra Coelho presents a new approach to animation, combining “live-motion” and “stop-motion” techniques, visual arts, puppetry and cinema.