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GIFFONI EXPERIENCE 2009 - 12.25 July

Sections & Films


Category: Edition 2009


At the Forest Tavern, a storyteller mouse tells his adventures to the woods animals. Thanks to his stories he is becoming one of the most famous animals in the forest. But one night his way home will be more long than usual…



Alla Taverna della Foresta, un topo fantasioso e un po’ bugiardo racconta le sue avventure agli animali del bosco. Grazie ai suoi racconti, sta diventando uno dei personaggi più in vista della foresta. Ma una notte la strada verso casa sarà per lui più lunga del solito…


Category Official Competition
Section Elements +6
Tipology Animation, Short Film
Duration 19' 25''
Production Year 2008
Nationality Belgium, France, Hungary, Norway
Directed by Andrea Kiss
Screenplay Ervin Lázár, Andrea Kiss
Based on the book "A hazudós egér"
by Ervin Lázár
Director of photography Andrea Kiss
Editor Anne Gigleux
Animation Juliette Bigoteau, Vincent Bierrewarts, Andrea Kiss
Music Magnar Åm
Original Voices Thierry de Coster (il topo/the mouse)
Benoît Van Dorslaer (la volpe/the fox)
Philippe Verleysen (il lupo/the wolf)
Jean-Michel Balthazar (l'ariete/the ram)
Edwige Baily

the mouse with a mouth regAndrea Kiss
Born in 1973 in Budapest, Andrea Kiss is an animated film director, illustrator and graphic artist. Graduated from MIE (Hungarian Academy of Crafts and Design in Budapest), she’s working with animated film since 1990. She has been working as an animator in different studios (Aardman, Studio Magica, Studio Ex-ist…) and on numerous independent projects. She has been directing 10 short animated films. The most known are The Sink Song (Csap Dal) and The FairyWith the Seven Heads (Hétfejű Tündér), films which has been selected in many festivals and awarded several times. Besides, she is involved in many creative activities (drawing, painting, book illustration, poster and web site designing) and her work has been exhibited in different countries. She has conducted several workshops around graphic art and animation film around Europe.


Andrea Kiss
Nata nel 1973 a Budapest, Andrea Kiss è regista d’animazione, illustratrice e grafica. Diplomatasi alla MIE (Accademia Ungherese di Arti e Design di Budapest), si occupa di animazione dal 1990. Ha lavorato come animatrice per diversi studi prestigiosi (Aardman, Studio Magica, Studio Ex-ist) e su progetti indipendenti. Ha diretto circa dieci cortometraggi, tra cui THE SINK SONG (CSAP DAL) e THE FAIRY WITH THE SEVEN HEADS (HÉTFEJŰ TÜNDÉR), selezionati e premiati in numerosi festival. Andrea è impegnata in molte attività creative (disegno, pittura, illustrazione, creazione di poster, siti web) e i suoi lavori sono stati più volte esposti. Inoltre ha insegnato nel corso di laboratori europei dedicati alla grafica e all’animazione.


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