Louise en hiver - © JF Laguionie/JPL Films

3rd Mar 2016

  'Louise en hiver' Premiere at Annecy 

The 2016 Annecy Festival will be premiering the latest feature film by Jean-François Laguionie, "Louise en hiver".

Louise en hiver ("Louise in Winter"), written and directed by Jean-François Laguionie, will hold its first screening at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival in June 2016.

Made using 2D painted animation, this tactful film poetically tells the story of Louise, an old lady who misses her train and finds herself stranded in a deserted seaside resort at the end of summer. The weather starts to turn and the power goes out due to the high tide, cutting all means of communication. Louise will have to conquer the natural elements and her loneliness in order to survive. Taking the opportunity to join in on the adventure, her memories resurface, along with an unexpected companion.

Jean-François Laguionie became passionate about animation thanks to Paul Grimault who was his teacher for several years. In 1979, he created his own studio before founding and co-managing the animation studio La Fabrique from 1984 to 2000.

His long and short films have received multiple awards including the Grand Prix at the 1965 Annecy Festival for The Young Lady and the Cellist and the Palme d'Or at the 1978 Cannes Festival for Rowing Across the Atlantic.
More recently, his feature The Picture was part of the Official Selection at Annecy 2012.

While waiting to come to the premiere of Louise en hiver, check out Jean-François Laguionie's colourful universe.

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