Rated 4.4 out of 5: 8 years after My Life as Courgette, this director is causing a sensation again! – Cinema News

Rated 4.4 out of 5: 8 years after My Life as Courgette, this director is causing a sensation again! – Cinema News
Rated 4.4 out of 5: 8 years after My Life as Courgette, this director is causing a sensation again! – Cinema News

Eight years after My Life as a Courgette, Claude Barras is back at the Annecy Animation Festival with a new feature film in competition: Sauvages!

Winner of numerous awards such as the Feature Film Crystal, the César for Best Animated Film and the Lumière Prize for his film Ma vie de Courgette, Swiss director Claude Barras returns this year to Annecy with a second project in competition official: Savages.

It was during an exceptional session given this Wednesday, June 12 that Claude Barras, accompanied by his screenwriter and other members of his team, came to share his brand new animated feature film.

“I wish you a wonderful trip to the forest of Borneo in the company of Kéria, Oshi and Selaï”, he declares, touched by the cheerful reception from the public. Its screenwriter, Catherine Paillé adds: “I am very moved to be here, in front of you, because this is my first collaboration on an animated film. I hope that you will enjoy seeing this film as much as I did. to write.”

Immersed in island Southeast Asia, we follow the adventures of young Kéria, her cousin Selaï and the baby orangutan Oshi, braving all the dangers of the tropical forest in the hope of protecting it from logging companies. who wish to ravage it to make planting fields.

An ode to nature and nomadic peoples that moves as much as it makes people laugh, enhanced by unique stop-motion animation from its director. In voice creation, we find the essential Benoît Poelvoorde, Laetitia Dosch and Michel Vuillermoz, but above all the talented Babette De Coster and Martin Verset in the main roles.

A feature film which, like Ma vie de Courgette, aroused real enthusiasm from the public who gave it a standing ovation lasting more than seven minutes, with an end credits punctuated by the song “Tous the SOS cries” by Daniel Balavoine.

After being presented at the 2024 Cannes Film Festival and the Annecy International Animated Film Festival, Sauvages, distributed by Haut et Court, will be released in French cinemas on October 16.

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