AND THEN THE BEAR (L’Heure de l’Ours)
Agnès Patron / France / 2019 / Animation / 13:52
A note from our International Jury Board member, Koyo Yamashita:
“Dark, wild frustration and burning anger, well conveyed in the pitch black and the glittering red flame color.”
Director Biography – Agnès Patron
Following her studies in animation at the Ecole Superior des Arts Décoratifs, where she directed her first two painted animated shorts LA VALSE DU PENDU et LA VEUVE CAILLOU (official selection in Clermont Ferrand, Dresden, Stuttgardt, Animafest et Annecy), Agnès Patron worked in the animate teaser of Florence Mialhe feature film LA TRAVERSÉE as well as the animated sequences in Nadine Buss documentary D’ORIGINE ALLEMANDE. She then co-directed CHULYEN HISTOIRE DE CORBEAU with Cerise Lopez, a short film awarded in numerous festivals in France and abroad (Grand Prix Animatou, Grand Prix at the National Animation Film Festival, Special Price from de Jury Hiroshima…). For her most recent film, L’HEURE DE L’OURS, she worked at Ciclic alongside some talents from the animation team that helped on her previous project CHULYEN.