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Chiaroscuro is a playful stop-motion ode to the radiant colours of the human voice.

Information for the Audience: 

Following my previous experimentations with oil pastel and experimental animation representing visual music, this nonnarrative

film explores these concepts with continuity and in a more developed perspective. The protagonist, Marguerite,

finds herself inside the singing voice. She is confronted with chiaroscuro, a concept of opposition between contrasted

dark and light elements that are found in the visuals, the lighting, and the trained lyrical voice. As she contemplates the

filling sensation of the human singing voice, the minimalist animation identifies her slightest reactions in contrast with the

density of the environment. This poetic atmosphere offers an approach to singing that allows contemplation and

fascination to find answers in both the visual and the musical, the same way children look at the world with an impressive curiosity.

Screenings / Awards: 

Montana International Children’s Film Festival, 2017 (Missoula, Montana, USA)

Open World Animation Festival, 2017 (Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA)

10th Tehran International Animation Festival, Special Screening 2016 (Tehran, Iran)

Caminhos Film Festival, International Essay Caminhos for Kids 2016 (Coimbra, Portugal)

Locomoción, Crónica Emergente 2016 (Mexico, Mexico)

Gesticulation, Cynar Royal 2016 (La Chaud-de-Fonds, Switzerland)

Anibar Animation Festival, Kids Program 2016 (Peja, Kosovo)

Concordia Film Festival, Animation III 2016 (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

Distribution budget: 
No budget
Directed by: 
Véronique Girard
Writing credits: 
Véronique Girard
Véronique Girard
Produced by: 
Véronique Girard
Music by: 
Maxime Daigneault
Release Date: 
Saturday, May 13, 2017
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