French Institute Alliance Française’s essential festival returns with a surplus of US premieres and a series paying tribute to Paul Grimault, one of France’s most accomplished animators.
The acclaimed filmmaker remarked, “It’s still so shocking to me that in current times the big, white, strong man with the big voice holds any appeal to anybody.”
This year’s FIAF Animation First Festival showcases the work of emerging filmmakers, all of whom build on the rich history of French animation that began over a century ago.
Promare is an ideal introduction to the burning, creative, unwavering, and sometimes illogical soul of Studio Trigger.
This romantic fantasy shows that while Chinese animation still has a long way to go, it is continuing to make progress after decades of lagging behind in relevance.
Filmmaker Denis Do used interviews with his mother to craft the animated film Funan, an affecting portrait of a family swept up in the brutal Khmer Rouge regime.
Martha: A Picture Story, is the first documentary that focuses on the life and career of one of the most important urban photographers of the past half-century.
Before 2016, Isao Takahata’s Only Yesterday was considered the “lost” Ghibli film.