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Category: Edition 2017

A penguin finds life in the North Pole too chilly for its liking and decides to go to the tropics.

Original Title Le Pingouin
Category Official Competition
Section Elements +3
Tipology Animation, Short Film
Duration 5' 7''
Production Year 2016
Nationality France
Directed by Pascale Hecquet
Screenplay Arnaud Demuynck
Based on a song by Marie Henchoz
Editor Pascale Hecquet
Animation Pascale Hecquet
Sound Philippe Fontaine
Music Marie Henchoz
Main cast Lily Demuynck Deydier
Alexandre Gruau
Solan Burnay

--- regista --- pascale hecquetPascale Hecquet
Graphic designer, illustrator and animated film-maker, Pascale Hecquet has written six short films which have received many prizes at film festivals all over the world. A mother of two, Pascale is particularly interested in making films for young audiences. Her aim is both to make people laugh and to offer a light-hearted approach to some issues that are important for children, such as helping one another, solidarity, sharing and family values. THE GIANT CARROT, a film she made in 2013, is one of the short films in The Scent Of Carrots Programme which was released in French and Belgian cinemas in 2014 (almost 200 thousand tickets sold). THE RUNAWAY BISCUIT is one of the five short films presented in the programme Wake-up and Dream Again, planned for release in French and Belgian cinemas on October 2016. THE PENGUIN is her most recent short film.

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