By Brian LeGoff
” This is unheard of “enthuses Jean-François Le Corre, co-producers at ” Long live Monday!“. The production company based in Rennes participated in the development of this 85 minute feature film. Flee was nominated three times Oscars 2022 in categories “Best International Film”, “Best Animated Film” and “Best Documentary Feature”.
What are the Oscars?
The Oscars were founded after the creation of an organized group for the benefit of the film industry from 1927. Two years later, the first American ceremony which rewards cinema was held. Since then, the Oscars have rewarded the talents of world cinema every year.
Pride for the territory
For these Rennes, it is “an incredible recognition”. After the short film Memorable of Bruno Collet in 2020, it’s the second time that the production company finds itself in the running for the American competition. “The story of this documentary began in 2016. Almost six years later, finding our small company across the Atlantic is wonderful. »
By this already quasi-victory, Jean-François Le Corre and Mathieu Courtois see in their production company a strength for Rennes.
“Thanks to these nominations, in all animation combined, we know that there is Vivement Lundi! and that it is based in the Breton capital.”
Flee has already won numerous awards including the “Crystal of the feature film” of the Annecy Animation Festival and the prize for “Best International Documentary Film” at the Sundance festival.
A committed film
This animated documentary film evokes Amin’s true story, an Afghan who had to leave his country when he was just a child. 25 years later, settled in Denmark, he finally decides to entrust his true refugee and migrant journey to his best friend. Having left Afghanistan at the end of the 1980s with his family, he passed through Moscow where he was persecuted.
“Through this film, the human traffickingthe question of ‘what is it to be at home?’, the place of the migrant vis-à-vis others are brought to the foreexplain the two Rennes co-producers. The message is to remember that in this period, a refugee or a migrant does not always have a choice. »
The film was directed by Danish Jonas Poher Rasmussen. Arte is one of the film’s other partners and should broadcast Flee shortly. The Oscars ceremony is scheduled for Sunday March 27 (broadcast at 2 a.m. French time on the night of March 27 to 28, 2022).
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This animated film made in Rennes is nominated three times for the 2022 Oscars