Festival Ciné Junior : Édition 2012

Les Fables d’Emanuele Luzzati

By Emanuele Luzzati

Age 4+
Running time : 35 min
Animation / Italy - Switzerland / 1979 - 1980 - 1981 / VO (direct interpretation)

The Three Brothers :
Three brothers live in perfect harmony and do everything together until the day when they fall in love with the same young woman, the daughter of a Sultan.

The young lady and the swan :
This is the story of Sigismonde, a shepherd who lives in a small cabin on « the roof of the world » with his mother and three sheep. One fine day, as he is resting in a meadow, a swan gliding on the water of the nearby sea attracts his attention. The swan then disappears between the waves only to reappear again, transformed into a magnificent young lady.

Firebird :
King Baldovino is angry because his golden fruit has been stolen. He asks the prince Biondello to capture the thief. The thief is none other than a powerful firebird. Following the bird to the hideaway of the evil magician Bardadargento he is captured. The wizard offers him a deal : his freedom in exchange for the beautiful princess Vanessa.

Emanuele Luzzati
Set and costume designer, illustrator, writer, potter, decorator, theatre author and animated film director, Emanuele Luzzati (1921 – 2006) studied at the Fine Arts School in Lausanne. He wrote and illustrated numerous children’s books, telling both timeless and contemporary stories, true to the style of Commedia dell’Arte. In 1990 his animated films La Pie Voleuse and Pulcinella were nominated for the Oscars. The same year he became a member of the Academy of motion Pictures and Sciences. Through his work he contributed to maintaining, and creating, links between the living arts, plastic art, literature and cinema.

Cinémathèque de Milan
Lorena Lori
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