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La Faim


Year: 1974
Runtime: 11 min
Director: Peter Foldès
Producer: René Jodoin
Cinematographer: Richard Michaud, Alan Ward
Editor: Pierre Lemelin
: Nestor Burtnyk, Marceli Wein
Sound: Michel Descombes
Music: Pierre Brault
Production Company: National Film Board of Canada

This multiple-award-winning, fluidly graphic and sharply satirical computer-animated film about self-indulgence in a hungry world features rapidly dissolving, reshaping images that create a stark contrast between abundance and desire. A man eats, at first sparingly, but gradually his appetite grows to encompass a nightmarish degree of gluttony, greed and indiscriminate gratification. An early example of computer animation, it was made by Foldès in the manner he developed in 1971’s Metadata. In addition to netting an Academy Award® nomination for best animated short, La Faim won a BAFTA award for best animated film and a jury prize at the Festival de Cannes for best short film.

By: Andrew McIntosh