Series (20 Episodes available)
ARTE FRANCE, SACREBLEU PRODUCTIONS
German, English, French
TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD
This collection is formed of 20 destinations as we discover world cultures, from Russia to Greece, via Brazil and the Antarctic, under the guidance of candid and curious globetrotter Bastien.
Based on experiences of his past trips or on personal accounts of the various people he has met, each episode features an aspect of that country's culture, via a resident he "met on his travels", in a tone that varies from the poetic to the light-hearted. Blending modernity and craftsmanship, the collection - adapted from the short film "Madagascar, a journey diary" (nominated for the Oscars 2011) - blends the digital technology of motion capture with hand-applied work in gouache and watercolour. The resulting films are veritable short animated travel logs.
2013: Public Award at the Krok International Animated Films Festival (Kiev, Ukraine); Public Award at the International Festival of Contemporary animation & Media Art Festival (Moscow, Russia)