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GIFFONI EXPERIENCE 2014 - 18.27 July

Sections & Films


Category: Edition 2014


A friendship unites two little girls from opposing clans in a village where tensions are mounting. The Red Shoes have taken control of one side of the main street, and they don’t much care for the inhabitants on the other side. One morning, the family of one of the girls is forced to leave home. “You have two minutes to get out!” The little girl barely has time to get her pet fish before the men are herded to one side and the women and children to the other. She cries out, “Daddy!” And so begins the little girl’s long and painful journey as she seeks shelter for herself, her mother and her fish. Thanks to the friendship between the two girls, the fish’s life is saved. But for the family, the interminable exodus continues...

Original Title Nul poisson où aller
Category Official Competition
Section Elements +10
Tipology Animation, Short Film
Duration 12' 28''
Production Year 2014
Nationality Canada
Directed by Nicola Lemay, Janice Nadeau
Screenplay Marie-Francine Hébert
Based on the book Nul poisson où aller
Editor Oana Suteu
Animation Jens Hahn
Sound Olivier Calvert
Music Jorane
Produced by Marc Bertrand

Nicola LemayNicola Lemay

Nicola studied at the University of Quebec a Montréal and directs his first independent film, THE STAR EATER, in 1999. He then embarked on a successful collaboration with NFB, as artistic director and animator of several episodes of SCIENCE PLEASE! (Gémeaux Award – Best Animation Program, 2002). Lemay subsequently directed Noël Noël (2003, six-time award winner) and PRIVATE EYES (2011), in which he explores the stereoscopic 3D format. NO FISH WHERE TO GO, co- directed with Janice Nadeau, reveals yet another facet of his talent.



Janice NadeauNadeau Janice

After receiving graphic-design training at the University of Quebec in Montréal and studying illustration in France, Janice Nadeau worked as the artistic director for various organizations. She has illustrated many books and is a three time recipient of the prestigious Governor General’s award for her illustrations. Her work for Marie-Francine Hèbert’s book NUL POISSON OÙ ALLER, published in 2003, led to the first of these three awards. Nadeau’s first animated film, NO FISH WHERE TO GO, is based on Hébert’s book and was co-directed with Nicola Lemay.


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