Armand works on the assembly line of a tinned pasta factory. One evening he opens up a tin of ravioli for dinner. Much to his surprise, a genie jumps out, promising to fulfill any two wishes. This is a Swiss version of “Aladdin’s Lamp” that has the genie popping out of a tin. The genie looks odd but is actually highly skilled. The face of the genie trying to return to the can after finishing his task will produce titters.
Claude Barras was born in 1973 in Sierre. Studied illustration at Emile Cohl School in Lyon. Lives and works in Geneva.
1997 Fantasmagories 1998 Melanie 1999 Casting Queen 2002 Stigmates 2006 The Genie in a Tin of Ravioli
Screening / Award history:
Solothurn Filmtage 06 Hamburg ISFF 06 Animafest Zagreb 06 IndieJunior Lisboa 06 Bruxelles ISFF 06 Brooklin BIFF 06 FROG 06 Geneve Animamundi 06 Palm Springs IFSF 06 Curtocircuito 06 Best animated short film, Solothurn Filmtage 06 Special Jury!Cs mention, FROG 06 Children audience award in Court 18, Paris Kodak award in Curtocircuito 06