The author of the poem Liberté is being honoured at the Palais de l’Île (hors les murs) in the After School – Paul Éluard exhibition.
Once again, the Palais de l’Île is playing in time with the Annecy Festival to host the production company Tant Mieux Prod, who has been producing and making the series After School for the past four years.
An ode to poetry, the aim of the series is to celebrate the prose of French poets who made an impact during their lifetime. Launching the first season with a tribute to the free and pioneering spirit of Jacques Prévert, After School associated thirteen of his poems with the talents of young filmmakers, fresh out of French animation schools that generated a baker’s dozen short films embodying Prévert’s verses with their graphic creations.
France Télévisions, France 3 and Tant Mieux Prod have continued to invest in this exciting project by focusing on the work of Robert Desnos and Guillaume Apollinaire for the next two seasons and Paul Éluard for this year’s season 4.
In addition to the work of these young filmmakers, primary school kids from the Vallon School, along with a group of women from Cran-Gevrier in no way attached to the cultural world have discovered Paul Éluard’s work and offered their respective interpretations of his poems entitled Poissons, Alliance and Liberté. Their work will be shown alongside the screening of the short films. If you love French rhymes and animation, this exhibition is sure to tickle your fancy!