Programme

L’ARCHE DE NOÉ

Jean-François Laguionie

France , 1967 / 11 min / without words / animation

Part of the short film programme Les mondes imaginaires de Jean-François Laguionie
Jean-François Laguionie

A hermit living in Noah’s Ark prepares himself for the flood.

A group of researchers are looking for the final resting place of Noah’s Ark. One night, the weather forecast from the team’s radio predicts heavy downpours. A hermit living in the Ark hidden nearby hears the announcement and believes in a divine sign. He decides to start working to assure humanity’s survival.

Screenings
Fri 06/03 12:00 Cinémathèque without words Public
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Awards
  • Silver Dragon, Krakow Film Festival, 1967 (Poland)
Cast & Credits
Screenplay 
Jean-François Laguionie
Cinematographer 
Jean-François Laguionie
Music 
Pierre Alrand
Production 
Les Films Paul Grimault
Distribution 
L’agence du court métrage
Biography

Born in 1939 in Besançon, France, Jean-François Laguionie studied applied arts before Paul Grimault initiated him to animation. He then started making his own first shorts. In 1978, he received the Palme d’Or for the Best Short Film in Cannes for Rowing Across the Atlantic. Afterwards he started to direct feature-length films with Gwen, the Book of Sand (1985), before working on A Monkey’s Tale (1999), a much more ambitious and mainstream film than his previous ones. In 2004 he adapted his own novel Black Mor’s Island, followed by Louise by the Shore which is released in 2016. The Prince’s Voyage (2019) is his sixth feature film and is set in the same world as A Monkey’s Tale.

Filmography
  • 2019 – Le Voyage du prince
  • 2016 – Louise en hiver
  • 2011 – Le Tableau
  • 2004 – L’Île de Black Mor
  • 1999 – Le Château des singes
  • 1985 – Gwen, le livre de Sable
  • 1978 – La Traversée de l’Atlantique à la rame (court-métrage / short / Kurzfilm)
  • 1976 – Le Masque du diable (court-métrage / short / Kurzfilm)
  • 1975 – L’Acteur (court-métrage / short / Kurzfilm)
  • 1974 – Potr’ et la fille des eaux (court-métrage / short / Kurzfilm)
  • 1972 – Hélène ou le malentendu (court-métrage / short / Kurzfilm)
  • 1971 – Plage privée (court-métrage / short / Kurzfilm)
  • 1969 – Une Bombe par hasard (court-métrage / short / Kurzfilm)
  • 1967 – L’Arche de Noé (court-métrage / short / Kurzfilm)
  • 1965 – La Demoiselle et le violoncelliste (court-métrage / short / Kurzfilm)