Hugo De Faucompret

France, 2021 / 29 min / French OV (FR OV) / Animation, Short

A young girl, Jane, has to learn to cope when she is sent to spend Christmas with her grandma as her mother is depressed. 

Jane is a strong-minded little girl. Her mother Cécile, however, is going through a little depression. She decides to get help, and sends Jane to spend Christmas at her grandmother’s, in the countryside. Jane leaves reluctantly: she has no friends there, and “Granny Onions” only ever cooks… onions (and they smell really bad). Against all odds, Jane’s holidays turn out to be a real adventure. In the countryside, she makes friends unexpectedly with Leon and Sonia, two local kids, and also Cloclo, a gigantic bum with equal talent for jokes and music. Thanks to Leon, Sonia, Cloclo and Granny Onions, Jane will realize that life can be a feast, after all. And as she learns to open herself up to others, she may well inspire her mother the strength she needs to get out of the hospital…

  • Jury Award, Annecy International Animated Film Festival, 2021 (France)
  • Grand Prize, Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival, 2021 (United States)
  • Grotta dei Piccoli Award, La Guarimba International Film Festival, 2021 (Italy)
  • Young Audience Award, One Country One Film Apchat-Issoire International Film Festival, 2021 (France)
  • Magnolia Award, Shanghai International TV Festival, 2021 (China)
Cast & Credits
Céline Sallette / Yolande Moreau / Arthur H. / Siam Georget-Rolland
Hugo De Faucompret / Lison d‘Andrea
Eva Lusbaronian
Baptiste Boucher
Pablo Pico
Laidak Films
Les Films du Préau

A graduate of the Gobelins school, Hugo De Faucompret produced several films during his studies. He directed his first animated film Racines (2013) and then, in 2015, his graduation film with four friends Que Dalle. He is a very active member of the STZ collective (Souviens Ten-Zan), with whom he works on various independent, advertising, or commissioned animation projects. After school, Hugo participates in the third season of the collection "En Sortant De l'Ecole". In this dreamlike film, Autumn, all the sets are hand-painted on paper and the animation is drawn frame by frame on computer. From then on, he alternates between independent productions with his collective, commissions for concept art, storyboarding or directing as well as his personal projects. He likes to diversify and multiplies collaborations with various artists, musicians, cartoonists, storytellers, designers and visual artists.

  • 2021 – Maman Pleut des Cordes
  • 2016 – Apollinaire - 13 film-poèmes
  • 2015 – Que Dalle