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GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL 2018 - 20.28 july

Sections & Films


Category: Edition 2018

Driven by the irrepressible need for self-fulfillment, a young girl sets aside her family traditions and decides to leave the nest. In doing so, she begins an inexorable journey toward separation, with all of its magnificent and devastating implications for both her and her grandmother, who agrees to let her go.

Original Title WINDS OF SPRING
Category Official Competition
Section Generator +18
Tipology Animation, Short Film
Duration 6'
Production Year 2017
Nationality Canada
Directed by Keyu Chen
Music Daniel Scott
Original Voices Keyu Chen
Produced by Marc Bertrand

 regista Keyu ChenKEYU CHEN
Born in China, Keyu Chen studied animation for two years at the Communication University of China in Beijing before moving to Rouyn-Noranda in 2006 to attend the Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue. After earning a bachelor’s degree in interactive multimedia and 3D creation, she studied at Laval University in Quebec City, graduating in 2011 with a master’s in visual arts, and making her first film, LE MANQUE. Keyu first came to the National Film Board of Canada’s animation studios through the Équité program as part of the production team for Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre’s animated documentary JUTRA. She went on to work on NO FISH WHERE TO GO (NUL POISSON OÙ ALLER), directed by Nicola Lemay and Janice Nadeau and screened in Giffoni 2014; MAMIE, directed by Janice Nadeau; and BUS STORY (HISTOIRES DE BUS), directed by Tali, screened in Giffoni 2014. Keyu won the 21st edition of the NFB’s Cinéaste recherché(e) competition, allowing her to direct her first professional animated film, WINDS OF SPRING (UN PRINTEMPS).


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