Premiere: This Magnificent Cake!
This Magnificent Cake!
Sunday, 7. 10. 2018
17:00 Premiere: This Magnificent Cake! Salon of Applied Arts
This Magnificent Cake! / Ta veličastna pogača! / Ce Magnifique Gâteau !
Marc James Roels & Emma De Swaef (Beast Animation, Vivement Lundi !)
2018, FRA/BEL, 44'
An anthology film set in colonial Africa in the late 19th century telling the stories of 5 different characters: a troubled king, a middle-aged Pygmy working in a luxury hotel, a failed businessman on an expedition, a lost porter and a young army deserter.
Jan Decleir (Le Roi)
Gaston Motambo (Ota)
Wim Willaert (Van Molle)
Goua Grovogui (Bolenge ‘Le Porteur Perdu’)
Sébastien Dewaele (Pierre)
Angelo Tijssens (Louis)
Animation: Elodie Poncon, Patricia Sourdès, Iris Alexandre, Mirjam Plettinx, Andreas De Ridder
Sound Design: Bram Meindersma
First AD: Dorien Schetz
Editing: Marc James Roels & Emma De Swaef
Photography- DOP: Marc James Roels
Art Direction: Marc James Roels & Emma De Swaef
Character Design: Emma De Swaef
Chef Déco: Jean-Marc Ogier
Technique: Stop-motion animation (puppets)
Quinzaine des Réalisateurs 2018 (world première)
Animafest Zagreb 2018 (Grand Prix)
Annecy 2018 (Prix André Martin)
Curtas Vila Do Conde 2018 (Audience Award)
Guanajuato Mexico 2018 (official selection)
Anima Mundi 2018 (official selection)
TIFF Toronto 2018 (official selection ‘Short Cuts’)
Marc James Roels is a live-action director, making award winning shorts ‘Mompelaar’ in 2007 and ‘A Gentle Creature’ in 2010.
Emma De Swaef specializes in stop-motion and doll-making, her preferred working materials include wool, felt and textile.
Together they made the short film ‘Oh Willy…’ in 2012, a stop-motion short that won 80 international awards including the Cartoon d’Or for best European short, and a Cézar nomination. They are based in Antwerp, Belgium and ‘Ce Magnifique Gâteau !’ is their latest production.
Find more about the Authors on www.beastanimation.be