The Family Elephant
Script: Anik Le Ray, Jean-François Laguionie
Art Direction and Animation: Jean-François Laguionie, Jean Palenstijn, Julien Bisaro, Rémi Chaye
Editing: Emmanuel de Miranda
Music: Pascal Le Pennec
Cast: Jessica Monceau, Adrien Larmande, Thierry Jahn, Julien Bouanich, Céline Ronté, Thomas Sagols
Distribution in Slovenia: Francoski inštitut Charles Nodier
The Painting is a charming French animated film whose action takes place within a painting. There are three kinds of living characters in it. The first are the Toupins, painted in detail, who live in a castle and have declared themselves superior to others while the painter was absent. Then there are the Pafinis, unfinished characters in colour who are forbidden to enter the castle and live deep in the forest. The third kind are the Reufs, living on the edge of the painting, chased by the Toupins for fun. A love story emerges when Claire falls in love with a character ‘out of her category’. They are forced to run away and search for their maker – the painter.