Programme

THE MASK OF THE DEVIL (LE MASQUE DU DIABLE)

Jean-François Laguionie, Kali Carlini

France , 1976 / 12 min / French OV with English subt. / animation

Part of the Jean-François Laguionie retrospective
Jean-François Laguionie

An old lady engages in a strange game of dominoes with the Devil.

In a small mountain village, people gather together to prepare for the carnival. Among the laughter and the noise, each one busies themselves to finish up their costumes to hide their true identities. As night falls and the village square lights up, an old woman horrified of masks sneaks out into the mountains. Up there, far away from the noises of the village, she engages in a strange game of dominoes with the Devil.

Screenings
Fri 06/03 12:00 Cinémathèque FR OV with EN subt. Public
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Awards
  • Prix TF1, Festival International du Film Fantastique d’Avoriaz, 1976 (France)
Cast & Credits
Cast 
Mac-Kac
Screenplay 
Jean-François Laguionie, Kali Carlini
Cinematographer 
Jean-François Laguionie, Kali Carlini
Set 
Kali Carlini
Music 
Stefano Liberati
Production 
Mediane Film
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)