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À la Derive

Paul dreams to go sailing with his father but his father tumbles into a depression and literally dissolves right before his eyes. The family threatens to collapse and for Paul faces a big decision.

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Director's Statement - My own father:
“Many years ago my father had a deep and unexpected depression. His disease affected the whole family. A La Derive tells this personal story with the help of the transparency.
When my father was ill I saw him as transparent. He existed without any presence. He was losing his consistency.
I liked this visual idea of the transparency for handling the theme of depression because it turns into something tactile.
Besides, the transparency allows you to believe there is an urgent need that is clear to everyone; the father has to be saved before he disappears completely.
The boat is the revealer of the loss of wishful thinking. It is the breaking point between father and son.”
-- Cyprien-Clément Delmas


Copyright © 2016 Fabian&Fred GmbH

Previous screenings

15 Aug – 21 Aug | Peja, Kosovo
Animanima: International Animation Festival
7 Sep – 11 Sep | Čačak, Serbia
Animasyros: International Animation Festival
21 Sep – 25 Sep | Syros, Greece

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