The Formation of Clouds

The Formation of Clouds

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Childhood is a private, fragile terrain in which the marks of our explorations are inscribed. A delicate, sensitive evocation of burgeoning desire, The Formation of Clouds follows the steps of a young girl in the midst of transformation, clearly delineating that odd moment when one is no longer a child, exactly, but not yet an adult either. Using the simplicity of pen and ink drawings with graceful superimposition effects on glossy paper, Marie-Hélène Turcotte succeeds in capturing all the nuances of this transitional stage, in which the ingenuous wish to remain a child accompanies the yearning for self-discovery. With grace and sensitivity, this first short film becomes a visual poem that plays out at the frontier between reality and imagination. Film without words.

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Credits
  • script
    Marie-Hélène Turcotte
  • animation
    Marie-Hélène Turcotte
  • direction
    Marie-Hélène Turcotte
  • editing
    Alain Baril
    Richard Comeau
  • sound design
    Olivier Calvert
  • music
    Nicolas bernier
  • voice
    Charlotte Mondoux
    Hélène Mondoux
  • digital imaging specialist
    Susan Gourley
    Pierre Plouffe
  • re-recording
    Serge Boivin
  • recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • foley
    Lise Wedlock
  • advisor
    Paul Driessen
    Jacques Marcotte
    France Pilon
  • executive producer
    René Chénier
  • producer
    Marc Bertrand