In a bizarre world where carnivorous plants can change shapes the way chameleons change colours, a shocking duel is peppered with allusions to the Western, the Cold War, board games, and much more.
Screens in program VIFF Short Forum: Programme 2
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Claude Cloutier first made his name as a comic book artist with the series La légende des Jean-Guy and Gilles la Jungle contre Méchant-Man. He then made the leap to a career in animation with several films: The Persistent Peddler (1988, in competition at the Cannes Film Festival), Overdose (1994), From the Big Bang to Tuesday Morning (2000), Sleeping Betty (2007, winner of some 20 awards, including the Genie and Jutra awards for Best Animated Short), The Trenches (2010), Interférence (2014), Carface (2015, Guy-L.-Coté and Iris awards for Best Animated Short), and his latest, Bad Seeds (2020).
Photo: © Véronique Boncompagni