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


Belgium | 2017 | 8 min
Dutch, Flemish | Subtitles in English
Animation: Gert Van Goethem
Author: Nina Landau
Graphic creation: Penelope Deltour
Sound mixing: Jamie MacLean
Editing: MacLean Jamie
Composer: MacLean Jamie
Director: Nina Landau


Montreal Premiere

LON is an animated film made from beautiful black-and-white drawings that pay tribute to Jewish artist Lon Landau, born in 1910 and deceased in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1945. The life of the promising set designer was changed forever when he was detained in a Belgian concentration camp during the Second World War. Despite this, he continued to create art by designing puppets. LON is an ode to the power of the imagination and the human capacity to preserve dignity under atrocious living conditions.


Nina Landau

Filmography | First major film.

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