An ode to animated representations of sexual desire with La joie de vivre section of the special programme on erotica.
As part of the special programme Erotic Animation: Tastes and Colours…, the Festival brings you some carnal respite with a selection of sexy shorts.
With La joie de vivre, (the title of a short dating back to 1934 that illustrates an aerial ballet by two disrobed nymphs), take pleasure in films that playfully and sometimes sarcastically celebrate sexual desire. You’ll enjoy a whimsical version of Snow White, interpreted by the first icon of erotica on the screen, Betty Boop (Betty Boop in Snow White, 1933); the idyll of a bashful princess who finds refuge in an introverted musician’s bass cello case (Story of the Bass Cello, 1949); and an erotic and musical fantasy with Carnival of Animals (2006).
These fanciful and unconventional shorts can be seen as a declaration of love for ecstasy and pleasure.