Women's letters

Director: Augusto Zanovello
Englisht title:  Women's letters
Original title:  Lettres de femmes
2013/ France/ HD/ 11’/ Animation/ Colour

Script: Augusto Zanovello;   Editing: Etienne Jeantet;   Animation: Art Director: Arnaud Bichet;  Music:  Christian Perret;  Sound: Samuel Beaucamps;    Leading actors:  Constantin Pappas ,  Adeline Moreau;  Producer:  Gilbert Hus


On the battle fields of the First World War, the nurse Simon patches up the shattered faces of the infantrymen with love letters. These words from beloved women have the power to heal the wounds of these paper soldiers.

Born in 1965 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Augusto Zanovello studied at the Belo Horizonte school of fine art, where he had his first taste of stop motion animation films. In 1985, he settled in France, spent time at the Paris III university and at Les Gobelins, before going to the Louis Lumiere Institute (The National Film, Photography & Sound Engineering School) where he graduated with a degree in cinema studies in 1991. Since then, he has worked at various animation studios as an animator, layout artist and storyboarder. He has directed a range of series and short films. He is also a script writer for cinema and television.

Jury’s Favorite Film Unifrance - Unifrance Award at Cannes – may 2013 ; Audience Award at “Autour du court” Festival of Nogent sur Marne – june 2013 ; Special Price Grand Jury/ Young Jury Award/ Special Price of the Jury Press “Festival du film court en plein air” of Grenoble (july 2013) ; Finalist to Cartoon d’Or – September 2013 ; “Festival des Nouveaux Cinmas” (France) - june 2013; French film Festival of Tokyo (Japon) - june 2013; “Faites de l'Image” of Toulouse (France) - july 2013; Neuchtel International Fantastic Film Festival (Suisse) - july 2013; International Film Festival of Vebron (France) - july 2013; Odense Film Festival (Danemark) - august 2013; BuSho - Budapest Short film (Hongrie) - september 2013; Animanima (Serbie) - september 2013; Anibar International Animation Festival (Kosovo) – september 2013; “Chacun son court” (France) – september 2013; “Tournez court” (France) – september 2013; “Fentres sur courts” (France) – september 2013; Short Film Encounters of Montpellier (France) – september 2013; Animated film festival of Bourg en Bresse (France) – october 2013; Short film festival of Saint Paul Trois Chateaux (France) – october 2013; European short film festival of Brest (France) – november 2013



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