THE CHERRY ON TOP (LA CERISE SUR LE GÂTEAU)
France, Belgium, 2019 / 16 min / French OV / Animation
Suffering from severe stomach pain, a young prince finds healing in a magical spring.
A young prince is too shy to attempt courtship. Instead, he seeks solace in overeating which causes him severe stomach pain. A peculiar doctor advises him to drink one glass of water a day from the magical monkey spring. But the spring is a thousand leagues from the palace and the prince must go there alone, on foot, otherwise the water will lose its magical healing abilities.
The screenings on 05/03 at 10.00 , on 08/03 at 10.15 and on 12/03 at 10.00 unfortunately had to be cancelled.
Frits Standaert studied animation at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent, Belgium, where he graduated in 1986. He started his career in advertising and gradually shifted his focus towards directing short animated films.. Many of his shorts have been selected for and won awards at festivals, including Jailbirds (1990), Wundermilch (1991), Kiss the Moon (1993), De schrijver (2003), and Rumeurs (2010). Since 2013, he has managed the Eyeland Animation Studio in Ghent, specialising in films for young audiences. Since 2003, he is the head of the Royal Institute for Theatre, Cinema & Sound’s animation department in Brussels.
- 2019 – La cerise sur le gâteau (short)
- 2018 – De Droom van de Steenhouwer (short)
- 2015 – Shaapjes tellen (short)
- 2010 – Rumeurs (short)
- 2003 – De schrijver (short)
- 1993 – Kiss the moon (short)
- 1991 – Wundermilch (short)
- 1990 – Jailbirds (short)