1979 Official Selection, film index

Ubu et la Grande Gidouille
Ubu and the Great Gidouille

  1. Overview
  2. Fact Sheet

Driven out of Poland by the people who have revolted against his tyranny, Ubu finds refuge in Paris. He takes possession of professor Acras' house, kills his wife's lover and becomes a slave in order to better control mankind. He ends up by spreading to the whole world his tyranny based on stupidity.

The film

  • Film identity

    Original title: Ubu et la Grande Gidouille

    Directed by: Jan LENICA

    Country: France

    Year of production: 1979

    Running time: 01 h 23 min

  • Technique

    Category: Feature film out of competition

    Techniques used: Cut-outs

    Process: Colour

    Target public: Adults

  • Credits

    Directed by: Jan LENICA

    Based on: "Ubu roi, Ubu cocu, Ubu enchaîné", Alfred Jarry

    Script: Jan Lenica

    Graphics: Jan Lenica

    Sets: Jan Lenica

    Animation: Jan Lenica, Michel Roudevitch, Pierre Souchaud, Francie Camus

    Camera: Julien Pappé

    Music: Jean-Claude Déquéant

    Editing: Chantal Rémy, assistée de Michel Valio et Tamara Pappé

    Voice: Michel Poujade (Ubu), Jeanine Grillon (Mère Ubu)