GIFFONI50PLUS - 21.31 JULY 2021



Category: Edition 2021

Flowing Home is the story of two sisters separated after the Vietnam war. Thao, the youngest, is 15. She’ll flee Vietnam by boat to a refugee camp on the island of Pualu Bidong, Malaisia. Sao Maï, the eldest is 17. She will stay in Vietnam with her parents. In her loneliness, she lives with the ghosts of the past. An epistolary relationship will feed their lives for over 15 years and will be the story of their journey until their reunion.

Original Title Comme un Fleuve
Category Official Competition
Section Parental Experience
Tipology Animation, Short Film
Duration 14' 25"
Production Year 2021
Nationality France
Directed by Sandra Desmazieres
Screenplay Sandra Desmazieres
Animation Sandra Desmazières, Jing Wang, Janet Perlman, Keyu Chen, Eva Cvijanovic, Inspidea, Sandra Desmazières, Jean-Jacques Prunès
Music Manuel Merlot
Graphic Design Sandra Desmazieres
Original Voices Sara Martins
Linh-Dan Pham
Produced by Dora Benousilio (Les Films de l’Arlequin), Julie Roy (NFB)
Production Les Films de l’Arlequin, National Film Board of Canada

sandra desmazieresSandra Desmazieres

Born in 1978, Sandra Desmazieres studied at Duperré l’école Nationale Supérieure des Arts Appliqués in Paris and l’École Nationale des Arts décoratifs also in Paris, where she discovered animation films. Her school movie WITHOUT HEAD NOR TAIL (Sans queue ni tête) won the Gold Cartoon in 2003. She also directed LE THÉ DE L’OUBLI in 2008 and BAO in 2011, produced by Les Films de l’Arlequin. Sandra also works as an illustrator for the youth.

Les Films de l’Arlequin
National Film Board of Canada 

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