2020.9.19 Sat 10:00 Start

©︎ Vivement Lundi ! – 2019

Special Archive
(2019-2020: Audiovisual Works/Animated Short Films)
Nettle Head
Paul E. CABON
Animation Division Excellence Award-winner
[France]
Animated short film
Video Work
A hand-drawn short animation depicting a boy’s horrifying experience. Bastien goes out biking with two friends. They arrive at a closed-off ruin filled with discarded machinery and nettles. One of the friends tells Bastien, as if trying him, “After the fence, you can’t go back.” As Bastien steps into the zone filled with toxic haze, countless numbers of obscure black arms come after him. Bastien, who fights his fear and ultimately defeats it, joins his friends, who were watching his struggle, with a more confident look than before. The story is portrayed with reduced tones and ominous sound effects to express the mysterious, strange, and terrifying being that the boy confronts. The work, based on the artist’s own experience at a young age of jumping off a cliff into water with his friends in his hometown of Brest, France, tells a story of the world of teenagers, full of imagination.