February 5, 2020: The Painting
Directed by Jean-François Laguionie, 2011
1h16 / English subtitles / ages 6+
In this wryly inventive parable, a kingdom is divided into the three castes: the impeccably painted Alldunns who reside in a majestic palace; the Halfies who the Painter has left incomplete; and the untouchable Sketchies, simple charcoal outlines who are banished to the cursed forest. A few characters escape their painting into the painter's studio. The abandoned workspace is strewn with paintings, each containing its own animated world – and in a feast for both the eyes and imagination, they attempt to discover just what the Painter has in mind for all his creations.
Screening in partnership with FIAF's Animation First festival (February 7-9,2020).