Marine, an overweight young girl, suffers from the way other people look at her and from summer heat. She dreams of a better life among the penguins on an ice floe… This work surely conveys the message that we shouldn’t pay too much attention to what others may think of us. The final outcome awaiting a girl who is desperately trying to lose weight is truly absurd, but the viewer is left with feeling of wanting to delve further.
Claude Barras was born in 1973 in Sierre. Studied illustration at Emile Cohl School in Lyon. Lives and works in Geneva. Cedric Louis was born in 1970 in Liege, Belgium. 1996 Degree in directing from the IAD (Louvain-La-Neuve)
Switzerland / Belgium
Claude Barras: 1997 Fantasmagories 1998 Melanie 1999 Casting Queen 2002 Stigmates 2006 The Genie in a Tin of Ravioli Cedric Louis: 1995 Alice dispose / UV (both short films) 1996 La voie Suisse
Screening / Award history:
Brooklin BIFF 05 IndieLisboa 06 Cannes 06 Newport IFF Animamundi 06 Hirochima 06 Palm Springs IFSF