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Young Girl and the Clouds, The

Original title: La jeune fille et les nuages
German title: Die Wolken und das Mädchen
Switzerland, 2000, 5 min., no dialogue

Director: Georges Schwizgebel
Production company:
Studio GDS
Avenue Vibert 15
CH – 1227 Carouge GE
Phone ++41/22/342 72 36
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Age recommendation: 8 years and up
Film genre: Animation

Clouds drift by in the gleaming evening light. A little girl watches them longingly. The wind carries a dress her way. Leaves dance around her and she herself begins to dance at a ball she wasn’t invited to. The night clouds advise her to leave swiftly. The lost shoe on the stairs fits her foot only. An aeroplane lifts her up and over the clouds…

In this gorgeous reworking of the classic Cinderella tale, renowned Swiss animator Georg Schwizgebel uses a particularly stunning technique: every image is hand-painted with generous brushstrokes and pieced together without the help of a computer.

Festival Internacional de Cine Asunción 2015
Zilina International Animation Festival 2014
Festival International du Film de La Rochelle 2013
Festival International du Film d'Aubagne 2013
Monstra Lisboa Animated Film Festival 2012
Festival international du court métrage Clermont-Ferrand 2011
Festival International du Film de La Rochelle 2010
International Animation Festival of Tehran 2009
International Cartoon & Animation Festival SICAF, Seoul 2008
Internationales Trickfilm-Festival Stuttgart 2008
Festival Internacional de Cine Arte & Cultura, Ascunción 2005
Festival internazionale del film Locarno 2004
International Film Camera Festival - Manaki Brothers, Bitola 2002
World Festival of Animated Films, , 15th 2002
Internationales Trickfilm-Festival Stuttgart 2002
Festival int. du court-métrage Clermont-Ferrand 2002
Solothurn, Bundesamt für Kultur, Swiss Film Award, Best Short Film 2002
La nuit du court-métrage Strasbourg, 2001
Filmfest Dresden 2001
International Short Film Festival Tampere 2001

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