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Animation by René Laloux

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Get acquainted with animation legend René Laloux by visiting an exhibition devoted to his filmography.

The Château d’Annecy has been hosting the "Animation by René Laloux" exhibition since April. The exhibition devoted to this animation legend is offering locals and festivalgoers a trip to the heart of this filmmaker’s world. Presenting original material from the films (acquired by the Musées d’Annecy in 2016 or loaned by Philippe Caza), it retraces highlights from the filmmaker’s career.

Starting out in the 1960s with a few short films, René Laloux (1929-2004) was one of the first directors to diverge into feature filmmaking targeting both adults and children. His talent was rewarded with his first venture, Fantastic Planet, which won the Special Jury Prize at Cannes in 1973.

Laloux enjoyed working with others and often joined forces with great graphic artists like Roland Topor, whose artistic signature brought outstanding added value to three of his films. He also worked with comic book author Jean Giraud, better known as Mœbius, on Time Masters (1981), and Philippe Caza, who created the drawings for Gandahar (1987) and How Wang-Fo Was Saved (1987).

A book-DVD (published by Les Éditions de l’Œil and la Ville d’Annecy), How Wang-Fo Was Saved has been created especially for this exhibition and offers three different visions of the tale: the original story written by Marguerite Yourcenar in 1936, René Laloux’s adaptation and the storyboard of the film, drawn by Philippe Caza.

Why not take a break from all the hustle and bustle and go to the Château d’Annecy for a stroll with René Laloux?

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