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12-18 years old

The Fall of the House of Usher©Studio 352

Extraordinary Tales

By : Raul Garcia / Studio 352 & Melusine Productions

With : Narrated by: Christopher Lee - Bela Lugosi

Country/Year : 2009 / 2013 - 2005

Duration : Conférence: 60’ / Projections: 16’ & 9’

Language/Age : original English version / Englische Originalfassung / version originale anglaise / 14+

Genre : Animation

Screenings :

Monday 04 March 2013, 09H00

Wednesday 06 March 2013, 18H30

Venues :

Cinémathèque (schools)

Utopolis (public)

Synopsis :

MAKING OF presentation : an encounter with the creators of the Edgar Allan Poe film adaptations by Studio 352 & Melusine Productions – production, challenges and artistic choices.


« The Fall of the House of Usher » and « The Tell-Tale Heart » are part of « Extraordinary Tales », an animated feature film anthology based on five Edgar Allan Poe stories. The workshop will be an opportunity to introduce the specific technical challenges of each short film, detailing artistic and narrative choices for the images used in the movies.
Each short film is made in a particular graphic design style, combining 2D and 3D animation with 3D backgrounds, carefully chosen to suit the individual segments and match Poe's visual universe as well as the psychological depth and complexity of his work.


The Fall of the House of Usher - Luxembourg / 2009 – 2013 / 16‘ / original English version / Narrated by Christopher Lee


Roderick Usher calls for help to a long time friend as his mental state decays with the mansion he inhabits. Being the last member of the Usher’s family line, Roderick's mental illness worsen with the death of his beloved sister. The narrator observes that the house seems to have absorbed an evil and diseased atmosphere from the decaying trees and murky ponds around it. He will witness the fall of Roderick's health and with it the end of the house of Usher.


The Tell Tale Heart -  Luxembourg, Spain, USA / 2005 / 9‘ / original English version / Narrated by Bela Lugosi


The perfect crime is unmasked by a murderer’s conscience and the innocent victim who haunts him from beyond the grave

Director :

For 9 years, Raul Garcia has worked in the Walt Disney Studios as a character animator on such films as “Beauty and the Beast”, “The Lion King” or “Pocahontas”. He then worked for Paramount before joining Kandor Graphics as creative director. His second short film “The Fall of the House of Usher” was shortlisted for the Oscars.

Infos :

The lecture is given in English or French (depending on the audience) / the films are screened in the original english version


The Fall of the House of Usher:

  • Pre-selected in the category "Best Animated Short"
  • Oscars Academy Awards, Hollywood, USA, 2013


The Tell-Tale Heart:

  • Best Animation Short Film, A night of Horror Shorts Film Festival, Sydney, Australie, 2007
  • Best Animation Short Film, Rebel Planet, Hollywood Short film festival, Hollywood, Etats-Unis, 2006
  • Best animation Film, Animadrid Madrid, Espagne, 2005
     

On line registration for Schools: http://focoweb.script.lu:8080/script/html/films/modes_inscription2013.html

Partners

Le gouvernement du Grand Duché du Luxembourg Ville de Luxembourg Centre National de l'Audiovisuel Cinematheque Utopia Utopolis Film Fund Luxembourg Orange BGL