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Lah gah

An animated short film by Cécile Brun
6 Min. 33 Sec. | Mixed technique, Drawn animation and Stop Motion
© VIRAGE FILM | in coproduction with
SRF Swiss Radio & Television | SRG SSR

Supported by Federal Office of Culture (FOC), Zürcher Filmstiftung, SRF/SRG SSR, Migros-Kulturprozent, FOCAL/ Résidence d‘écriture en
cinéma d‘animation - Abbaye de Fontevraud, Swissfilms

Lah gah (Letting go) from Cecile Brun on Vimeo.

Synopsis (EN)

„Lah gah“ lets us dive into sunny childhood memories, when a girl is singing and cooking with its father. An intimate moment, so simple.
But they’re swept along by the wafting mass of dough into the emotional depths of loss and disappearance; Helpless, the child is trying to grasp what is not tangible.

About the film

A very personal view on the experience of loss and letting go, the exploration and expression of accumulated emotions such as isolation, regret, deep sadness but also relief and still hope and happiness. How can life still be the same? What is memory and where is the border from being to not-being?

Credits

Author & Director: Cécile Brun
Producer: Saskia von Virág
Script Consulting: Claudius Gentinetta, Michael Frei
Animation: Charlotte Waltert, Cécile Brun
Compositing: Rafael Sommerhalder
Sound Design / Foley: Thomas Gassmann
Voice Dough: Bruno Amstad
Voice Girl: Maya Zurbuchen
Soundmix: Jacques Kieffer
Colour Grading: Roger Sommer, Patrischa Freuler, 8horses

Awards / Distinctions


** 1st Place **
Florida Animation Festival | Mixed Media/Experimental Category
** Special Mention **
Tricky Women/Tricky Realities International Animation Filmfestival
** Special Mention **
Primanima World Festival of First Animation 2019, Budaörs, Hungary
** Special Mention **
Animateka, Ljubljana, Slovenja
** Special Mention **
TIFF - Tatsuno International Film Festival, Japan
** Special Mention **
Santiago del Estero Film Fest, Argentina
** Special Mention **
Prague Int. Indie Film Festival, CZ

Festivals

Fantoche, Baden, Switzerland | 03– 08 September 19
Swiss Competition
Primanima World Festival of First Animations, Budaörs, Hungary
30 October – 2 November 2019 | Short Film Competition
Kaboom Animation Festival, Holland
09 – 17 November 2019 | International Competition
Animateka, Ljubljana, Slovenja
02 – 08 December 2019 | Main Competition
Solothurner Filmtage, Schweiz | Sa. 25.1.2020 | Competition
Tricky Women/Tricky Realities | International Animation Filmfestival
11 - 15 March 2020 | International Competition
Monstra Lisboa Animation Festival, Portugal, 18 - 29 March 2019
International Competition
Speechless Film Festival | Mankato, USA, 27 - 28 March 2020
Official Selection * North American Premiere*
Filmfest Dresden, Germany | 21 - 26 April 2020 | Official Selection
Festival du Film d'Animation de Savigny | 16 May 2020
International Competition
Florida Animation Festival | 11 - 14 June 2020 | Official Selection
La Truca, Festival Internacional de Animación | Cali, Colombia,
31 July 2020 | Officaial Selection
Imaginaria – Int. animated film festival | Conversano, Italy,
18-23 August 2020 | Official Selection
La Guarimba Film Festival, Amantea, Italy, 7 - 12 August 2020
La Grotta dei Piccoli
BUSHO - The Budapest Short international Film Festival, Budapest, Hungary, 1 - 6 September 2020 | Competition
River Film Festival, Porta Portello – Padova, 1 - 15 September 2020
Official Selection
Bali International Short Film Festival, The Minikino Film Week 6 –
4-12 September 2020 | Official Selection
Korea Independent Animation Film Festival "Indie-AniFest", Seoul
17-22 September 2020 | Swiss Focus
Chaniartoon 2020 - International Comic & Animation Festival
Chania of Greece 11 - 20 of September 2020, Official Selection
Seoul International Food Film Festival (SIFFF), Seoul Korea
18 - 23 September 2020, Tasty Short Film Competition
World Festival of Animated Film in Varna, Bulgaria, 9 -13 Sept 2020
Offical Selection
The International Short Film Festival of Cyprus 2020, Limassol, Cyprus
10 - 16 October 2020 | Words on Film program
MARIBOR (Slovenia): 8. – 11. 10. 20, ŁÓDŹ (Poland): 6. – 8. 11. 20
International Stop Motion Competition
StopTrik International Film Festival
Slovenian-Polish festival of stop motion animation
FAB Festival of Animation, Berlin
9 - 11 October 2020 | International Competition
Animafilm International Animation Festival
Baku, Azerbaijan, 14 - 18 October 2020, Competition
Edinburgh International Film Festival
Official Selection (Festival cancelled due to Covid19)
Sweaty Eyeballs Animation Festival, Maryland Film Festival
October 23-30, 2020, Official Selection
Balkanima - European Animated Film Festival, Belgrade
20 - 25 October 2020, International Competition
BANJALUKA 2020 International Animated Film Festival
24 - 28 October 2020, Panorama
Filem'On - International Film Festival for Young Audiences in Belglum Brussels, 28 Oct - 7 Nov 2020, International Competition
ANIMASIVO -Festival Internacional de Animación de la Ciudad de México, International Selection
Tatsuno International Film Festival, Japan
21-29 November 2020 - Animation Competition
Palm Springs International Animation Festival & Expo,
22 December - 2 Janauary 2020, Official Selection - Experimental Animated Shorts
Prague Int. Indie Film Festival, CZ, Dec 2020
Official Selection 1. Qtr 20/21
AniMate, International Animation Film Festival, 20 February 2021
Redfern, Australia
Animatricks, FI, 20-23 May 2021 Int. Competition
VAFI & RAFI International Children and Youth Film Festival
27 - 29 May 2021, Official Selection
Cabriolet Film Festival, Beirut, Lebanon, 04-06 Juni 2021,
Official Selection
Santiago del Estero Film Fest AR, 22 - 27 June 2021, Short Film Competition Special Mentio
StopTrik IFF 26-27 Jun 21 Lodz, PL | 29 Sep - 3 Oct 21 Maribor, Slovenia, International Stop Motion Competition
ShorTS Int. Film Festival, Maremetraggio, Italy 2-10 July 2021,
Offical Selection
GBiennale21 (GIFF - Geelong Int. Film Festival, Melbourne, AU,
3-31 July 2021, Official Selection
Insomnia Animation Festival, RU, Int. Competition DEBUTORIA
Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival, USA,
09-15 Aug 2021, Official Selection
Animist Tallinn, EST,18 -  21 August 2021, Int. Competition
Flanimation Film Fest, USA, 20 - 21 Aug 2021, Official Selection
The Animattikon Project, Paphos, CY, 06 - 12 Sept 2021
Official Selection
ZOOM - ZBLIZENIA, Jelenia Góra, PL, International Film Festival,
04-10 Oct 2021, SHORT ANIMATED FILM Competition
The Annual Copenhagen Film Festival, DK, 21 - 22 Oct 2021
Official Selection
Overcome Film Festival USA, 23-29 Oct 2021, Official Selection
CRAFT Int. Animation Festival, Yogyakarta, Java,ID, 25 - 30 Oct 2021,
Int. Competition
International Short Film Festival Canton ISFFC, 29 Oct - 1 Nov 2021, Official Selection
Chicago International Children’s Film Festival (CICFF), 5 - 14 Nov 2021
Annual Copenhagen Film Festival DK 05-06 Nov 2021
Award Nomination
Istanbul Int. Experimental Film Festival TR, 12 - 21 Nov 2021,
Official Selection

Int. Animated Film Festival Tindirindis LT 25 - 30 Nov 2021
Debuts

TIFF - Tatsuno International Film Festival, Japan, 20 - 29 Nov 2021, Special program
LAAF Los Angeles Animation Festival USA 04 Dec 2021
Official Selection
Feinaki Beijing Animation Week CN, 7 - 12 Dec 2021
Int. Competition
ANIMAZE - Montreal Int. Animation Film Festival, 18 Dec 21 - 22 Jan 22,
Shorts

Other Screenings

Friday 7. February 2020, 20.15 h
Flyer PDF...
Kinofoyer Lux, Affoltern am Albis

BEWEGTE FAMILIENBILDER
Wednesday, 4. March at 19 h
Filmabend zum Thema Herkunft / Familiäre Rituale
im Austausch mit den Filmemacherinnen Cécile Brun und Shirin Damerji
Shedhalle, Zürich
Flyer PDF...

Monday, 19 July 2021, 21.30 h
Kino Xenix Openair as supporting film of Petit Maman von Céline Sciamma.

Synopsis (DE)

Sonnige Kindheitserinnerungen: Ein Mädchen singt und kocht mit dem Vater. Ein einfacher, vertrauter Moment. Doch die wabernde Teigmasse reißt sie hinab in den emotionalen Abgrund von Verlust und Verschwinden. Hilflos versucht das Kind festzuhalten, was nicht fassbar ist.

Genre

English: Childhood Drama with fantastic elements
Deutsch: Kindheits-Drama mit fantastischen Elementen
Français: Drame d’enfance avec des éléments fantastiques.

 

 

** NEWS **

 

Short of the Week


Lah gah is now online on Short of the Week – where the best, most ground-breaking short films from emerging filmmakers are premiered. And it is distinguished with the venerable Vimeo Staff Pick badge. Read the full article

Zippy Frames



Thanks to Vassilis Kroustallis for his nice review on Zippy Frames. Read full article

Poster

Download poster PDF

Trailer

 

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Cécile Brun on Instagram