The River's Lazy Flow

The River's Lazy Flow

Directed by Joël Vaudreuil

Genre Animation
Country Quebec
Year 2013
Length 8 min 49 s
Formats DVD, DCP, HDCAM SR
Sound 5.1
Version Original French version, Original English Version

Synopsis

With his family at the cottage, an old man withdraws for a moment at the edge of the river for a cigarette. Old memories come back to him, he came here with a girl when he was 13 years old. He wanted to become a man, she only wanted to share a difficult secret. Nobody gets what he wants.

Themes

adolescence, sexuality, nature, memory

Biography

In parallel with the creation of several music videos, he directed several short animated films. He developed his unique style and his caustic humor throughout his creations. Musician member of country-folk Avec pas d’casque, Joël Vaudreuil is also an illustrator and a multidisciplinary artist resolutely independent. He has directed, L’enfant aux 6 hot-dogs, Un vortex dans face, La récréation du midi and L'émule minable.



Distribution

Gaston Lepage, Alex Bisping

Team

Production

David Pierrat (Parce Que Films)

Script

Joël Vaudreuil

PRODUCTION DESIGN

Joël Vaudreuil

EDITING Joël Vaudreuil
Sound Maxime Veilleux, Geoffrey Mitchell, Jean-Paul Vialard
Music Joël Vaudreuil, Éric Villeneuve, Stéphane Lafleur
Other

Drawings : Joël Vaudreuil
Animation : Nicolas Moussette


Awards

SPASM | 2013 | GAGNANT MEILLEUR SCÉNARIO
Sommets du cinéma d’animation | 2013 | PRIX GUY-L.-COTÉ POUR LE MEILLEUR FILM D'ANIMATION CANADIEN
Festival des Films de la Relève | 2014 | DEUXIÈME PRIX DU JURY
Prix Prends ça court! | 2014 | MENTION DU JURY
Gala des Prix Jutra | 2014 | MEILLEUR COURT MÉTRAGE D'ANIMATION


Festivals

Festival international du film d’animation d’Annecy
Encounters International Film & Animation Festival
Animatou International Film Festival
Ottawa International Animation Film Festival
Anibar Film Festival
Séquence Court Métrage
Vancouver International Film Festival
Dok & Animation International Film Festival
Bradford Animation Film Festival
Festival du nouveau cinéma
Cinanima International Animation Film Festival
Animage Film Festival
Expotoons
Animated Dreams
SPASM
Sommets du cinéma d’animation
3D Wire Animation Festival Market
Banjalukamina
Festival de cinéma international en Abitibi-Témiscamingue
Festival Images en vues
St. Louis International Film Festival
Klooster Kino
Anima Bruxelles
Tofino Film Festival
Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois
Mecal International Short Film Festival
Regard sur le court métrage au Saguenay
Holland Animation Film Festival
Festival international du film d’animation de Stuttgart
Festival des Films de la Relève
Festival Cinéma du Monde
La nuit des courts métrages
Festival du film Juste pour rire
Fantasia
AnimaFest
Future Film Festival
Anima Mundi