Anne-Lise Koehler, Éric Serre

France, 2019 / 61 min / French Original Version / Animation

Ten animals born on a river bank learn about the rules of life and get to know each other.

In a landscape dominated by lakes, rivers and forests, ten animals are born, grow up, chase each other and watch over one another. Each one of them has their own dreams. Under the water, the tiny pike wants to become a “colossal” fish while the young dragonfly would like to learn how to fight. The salamander dreams of crawling out of the water to discover the skies above. On the river bank, a beaver just can’t resist the scent of trees, while the great bittern wants nothing more than to catch the moon. Up in the trees, an owl flies away and meets a bat which loves music. The turtle on the other hand is entertained by this world where everything is in a rush. This familiar environment evolves with the passing of the seasons, changes from day to night. And each animal offers a different amusing and poetic vision of the riverbend they call home.

The flora and fauna in Bonjour le monde ! has been caringly created out of paper and yet seems perfectly real and alive. It is thus very accessible and ideally suited to teach young viewers about the natural diversity and respect for the environment.


Mon 09/03 10:00 Cinémathèque FR OV Scolaire
Wed 11/03 10:00 Cinémathèque FR OV Scolaire
Sun 15/03 14:00 Ciné Utopia FR OV Public
Cast & Credits
Kaycie Chase, Boris Rehlinger, Julien Crampon, Magalie Rosenweig, Fily Keita, Jerome Pauwels, Brigitte Virtudes, Josy Bernard, Pierre-Alain de Garrigues, Valérie Alane
Anne-Lise Koehler
Fabrice Richard, Philippe Roussilhe
Damien Prost
Anne-Lise Koehler
Den Gotti
NORMAAL Animation
NORMAAL Animation

Anne-Lise Koehler is a French author, screenwriter and animated films director who also works as a painter and sculptor. She studied at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts and the Gobelins school in Paris where she met Éric Serre. During her studies, she started developing her naturalist approach to paper sculptures which have been exhibited in multiple museums. After her studies, she worked as production designer for Michel Ocelot’s films Kirikou and the Sorceress (1998) and Azur & Asmar: The Princes’ Quest (2006). In 2013, with Éric Serre, she co-directed the special effects for Luc Jacquet’s documentary Once Upon a Forest. Bonjour le monde ! is her first film as a director.

Éric Serre is a French animation designer and film director. He studied at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts and Gobelins, l’École de l’image where he got to know Anne-Lise Koehler with whom he has collaborated since Michel Ocelot’s Kirikou and the Sorceress (1998). He directed the animated sequences of three documentaries: Luc Jacquet’s Once Upon a Forest (2013), Antarctica, sur les traces de l’empereur (2016) by Jérôme Bouvier and Jean-Pierre Pozzi’s Macadam Popcorn (2017). With a deep passion for science and ecology, he co-founded the animation production company Les Fées Spéciales based in Montpellier, France, to combine art, natural sciences and animation. In 2019, he co-directs his first feature film, Bonjour le monde ! with Anne-Lise Koehler.

  • Anne-Lise Koehler & Éric Serre
  • 2019 – Bonjour le monde !