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 2010 Official Selection, film index


The Bird

  1. Overview
  2. Fact Sheet

A strange character falls in love with a bird, the only free being in a mechanical and artificial universe. Fascinated, he tries to unravel the mystery of this creature but ends up falling deeper into a spiral of madness.

The film

  • Film identity

    Original title: L'Oiseau

    Directed by: Samuel YAL

    A well-respected artist and filmmaker, Samuel Yal graduated from the Ecole Nationale des Arts Appliqués et de l'Image in 2003 where he majored in Graphic Design and Animation, then earned his Master's in Visual and Fine Arts from the Université Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne. He combines his ceramics with installation work and his sculptures have been exhibited in numerous places, in France and abroad. He has also led animation workshops and collaborated on several stop-motion productions.

    Country: France

    Year of production: 2009

    Running time: 09 min 55 s

  • Technique

    Category: Short film out of competition

    Techniques used: Drawing on paper, Clay, Puppets

    Process: Colour

    Target public: Young adults

  • Credits

    Directed by: Samuel YAL


    Distribution: DOUBLE MÈTRE ANIMATION, Florian DUVAL

    Artistic direction: Samuel Yal

    Script: Marine Bachasel

    Graphics: Samuel Yal

    Storyboard: Samuel Yal

    Layout: Samuel Yal

    Sets: Samuel Yal

    Animation: Samuel Yal

    Camera: Samuel Yal

    Compositing: Édouard Leynaud

    Music: Raphaël Maréchal

    Sound: Raphaël Maréchal

    Editing: Samuel Yal