The International Festival of Films on Art - 39TH Edition from March 16 to 28, 2021

Le mangeur d'orgues

Canada | 2019 | 1 min
- Without dialogue
Animation: Diane Obomsawin
Editing: Diane Obomsawin
Sound: Diane Obomsawin
Director: Diane Obomsawin
Categories :
FIFA Experimental


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An ogre loves sacred music. Inspired by a dream, this short animation is something of an urban fable. In the free-associative dream state, the words orgue (organ) and ogre (ogre) are fused both visually and aurally.


Diane Obomsawin

Diane Obomsawin, alias Obom, is a Montreal-based bédéiste and animator. Her comic strips are published in French by L’Oie de Cravan, and in English by Drawn & Quarterly.
She has directed several independent animated films along with seven auteur-driven works for the National Film Board of Canada. Her films have been screened at festivals in Quebec, the rest of Canada and around the world, and have earned her prestigious awards including the Grand Prize for Independent Short Animation at the Ottawa International Animation Festival in 2017; the Audience Award at the 2017 L’Alternativa–Barcelona Independent Film Festival; and a Silver Pegasus at the 2013 Animator Festival in Poznan (Poland). Her work has been the subject of retrospectives at the International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA), in 2008, and at the Cinémathèque québécoise, in 2016.
Over the years, Obomsawin has fashioned a singular brand of storytelling, imbued with humour, humanity and seriousness and often incorporating autobiographical details. In 2012, she also began producing installations, providing a further avenue for anchoring her myths and dream-inspired visions in time and space. This was demonstrated by her first solo exhibition, Les Mondes, in 2019.

Biographies have been provided by third parties.
Filmography | J’aime les filles (2016) ; Bande-annonce pour le 50e anniversaire de la Cinémathèque québécoise (2013) ; Kaspar (2012) ; Walk-in-the-forest (2009) ; Ici par ici (2007)

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