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The Old Lady and the Pigeons / La vieille dame et les pigeons

Sylvain  Chomet Director: Sylvain Chomet
Cast list: James Pidgeon, Michoue Sylvain, Andrea Usher-Jones
Screenplay: Sylvain Chomet
Editor: Chantal Colibert, Hélène Girard
Music: Jean Corti
Producer: Didier Brunner, Bernard Lajoie
Distribution: Les Armateurs
Rights: Les Armateurs
Country: Canada, France, United Kingdom
Year: 1997
Running time: 21
Presentation format: 35 mm
Language: English
Subtitles: Czech, French
Movie synopsis: Imagine sitting and being fed with delicious tidbits just like the lazy pigeons who are brought sweets from the best bakery every day by an old lady. What a life that would be! Especially when you are a scrawny and poor Parisian patrolman with an empty stomach, such a vision can enchant you. You desire this so much that you simply become a pigeon and you peck and peck until you can barely move. But what if a cat suddenly appears, a cat for whom such a fat, gawky pigeon is an easy prey? A short metaphorical film by famous Canadian animator, Sylvain Chomet (the creator of such critically praised films as The Triplets of Belleville and The Illusionist) is just as enchantingly beautiful as it is merciless and distressing.
Awards and Nominations: BAFTA Awards (1997) – Best Animated Short Film * Annecy IFF (1997) - Best Animated Short Film
 

The Old Lady and the Pigeons The Old Lady and the Pigeons
 
with support of
l’Institut français de Prague
l’Institut français de Prague
Screenings
27.03.2014 / 19:15 Praha |CineStar Anděl, # 2, Lidové noviny
28.03.2014 / 14:00 Praha |CineStar Anděl, # 1, Instinkt
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