Sita chante le blues / Sita Sings the Blues

Sita Sings the Blues

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  2. Description
  3. Fact Sheet

This animated musical is a social satire that compares a Hindu legend to the filmmaker's own love story.

For Sita Sings the Blues, Nina Paley created a musical adaptation of the epic Indian poem Ramayana that took home the Cristal for Best Feature Film after being presented at Annecy 2008. The film was made using different animation techniques (drawing on paper, cut-outs, 2D animation and rotoscoping), and is directly linked to the Festival's 2015 theme: Women in Animation.

Let yourself get swept up in this film that combines traditional tragedy with contemporary comedy.

Director: Nina Paley
USA, Nina Paley Productions, LLC
2008, 82 min, general audiences

The film

  • Film identity

    Original title: Sita Sings the Blues

    Directed by: Nina PALEY

    Country: USA

    Year of production: 2008

    Running time: 01 h 22 min

  • Technique

    Category: Feature film

    Techniques used: drawing on paper, cut-outs, 2D computer, rotoscope

    Version: Version originale anglaise

    Process: Colour

    Target public: Young adults, Adults

  • Credits

    Directed by: Nina PALEY


    Distribution: EUROZOOM

    Based on: Valmiki

    Script: Nina Paley

    Graphics: Nina Paley

    Storyboard: Nina Paley

    Layout: Nina Paley

    Compositing: Nina Paley

    Music: Todo Michaelsen, Masala Dosa, Rohan

    Sound: Greg Sextro

    Editing: Nina Paley