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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
illness

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Copyright © 2016 Fabian&Fred GmbH

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Previous screenings

2016
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
Stockholm Film Festival
9 Nov – 13 Nov | Stockholm, Sweden
18 Nov – 24 Nov | Panama, Panama
2017
27 Jan – 5 Feb | Spokane, United States
Animac: International Animated Film Festival
2 Mar – 5 Mar | Lleida, Spain
4 Mar – 12 Mar | Montreal, Canada
Mecal Pro: Barcelona International Short and Animation Film Festival
14 Mar – 2 Apr | Barcelona, Spain
16 Mar – 22 Mar | Athens, Greece
29 Mar – 2 Apr | Corfu, Greece
30 Mar – 9 Apr | Winston-Salem, United States
2 Apr – 8 Apr | Vancouver, Canada
4 Apr – 8 Apr | Grasse, France
4 Apr – 9 Apr | Dresden, Germany
5 Apr – 13 Apr | Lucknow, India
12 Apr | New York, United States
19 Apr – 30 Apr | Tucson, United States
20 Apr – 23 Apr | Halle, Germany
18 May – 11 Jun | Seattle, United States
VAFI: International Children and Youth Animation Film Festival Varaždin
30 May – 4 Jun | Varaždin, Croatia
1 Jun – 25 Jun | Tokyo, Japan
27 Jul – 5 Aug | Starnberg, Germany
American Psychological Association Film Festival | 2017
3 Aug – 6 Aug | Washington, United States
10 Aug – 19 Aug | Hollywood, United States
17 Aug – 20 Aug | Montreal, Canada
Auburn International Film Festival for Children and Young Adults | 2017
16 Sep – 22 Sep | Auburn, Australia
Buster Copenhagen International Film Festival for Children and Youth
28 Sep – 11 Oct | Copenhagen, Denmark
12th Linoleum: Международный Фестиваль Актуальной Анимации и Медиа-искусства | 2017
Linoleum: Festival of Contemporary Animation and Media-Art
28 Sep – 1 Oct | Moscow, Russia
7 Oct – 14 Oct | Eberswalde, Germany
Independent Film Festival Osnabrueck
18 Oct – 22 Oct | Osnabrück, Germany
24 Oct – 27 Oct | Montreal, Canada
25 Oct – 4 Nov | Brussels, Belgium
27 Oct – 29 Oct | Aarhus, Denmark
7 Nov – 11 Nov | Yerevan, Armenia
Oulu International Children's and Youth Film Festival
13 Nov – 19 Nov | Oulu, Finland

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