Exhibition Faces From Places
From January the 28th to February the 14th
In twenty episodes, the animated series “Portraits de voyages” directed by French director Bastien Dubois offers a subjective and colorful world tour made of original stories, but also a technical challenge combining « motion capture, » painting and the aesthetics of the journey diary. The exhibition, which also reveals the secrets of animation, allows the visitors to get the inside scoop on the filmmaking through original sketches and preparatory drawings.
He was born in 1983 in the North of France. Around the age of 20, after hitchhiking from Lille to Istanbul, he started studying animation in Supinfocom. During his studies, he came up with the idea of an animated journey diary. This is how Madagascar, a Journey Diary (2010) was created. It received many awards and was nominated for the Oscars in 2011. It was followed by an animation series for Arte based on the same principle, Portraits de voyages, and the short Cargo Cult (2013), an anthropological fable taking place in Melanesia during World War II. Bastien Dubois is currently working on his first feature film, a project for which he earned a writing residency at the Abbey of Fontevraud in late 2014.