04/20/2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul
Alliance Française is proud to present the following 3 short silent animated Films by visiting French-Armenian director Serge Avedikian.
The director Serge Avedikian will lead a discussion in French in between and after the screenings.
Admission is free for AF members and $5 for the public.
Please RSVP HERE or call 612 332 0436
Light refreshments and popcorn will be served!
Serge Avedikian’s visit is sponsored by the Arsham and Charlotte Ohanessian Chair at the University of Minnesota and by Carleton College. We thank Joachim Savelsberg and Pamela Feldman-Savelsberg for their initiative.
Voici les Trois Courts-films d’Animations (Peintures animée, sans dialogues)
Chienne d’Histoire :
Constantinople, 1910. Too many stray dogs in the streets. The newly installed government, influenced by an occidental model of society, calls in European specialists to get rid of the dogs, before deciding, finally, to deport 30.000 of them on a desert island, off the coast of the city. Through both looks of a dog female and of the policeman who puts her in a cage, we follow the forced exile, the abandonment and death throes of 30 000 dogs who will mostly die of starvation and thirst.
| Animation Short History | January 2010 (France)
La Ligne de Vie :
Faced with the absurdities and the horrors of a concentration camp, the drawings of a prisoner prove to be a last testimony of existence for his companions … One night, he is surprised drawing with a guard …
12min | Drama, Short, Animation | February 2003 (France)
Un beau matin :
While watching the TV news, two young men, a student and a photographer, learn that their pets do not correspond to the new norms decreed by the government. They accept to get rid of their animals. But, as they soon realize, this is only a first step. A series of new measures now apply to the citizens of the country…
12min | Animation, Short | 28 January 2006 (France)
About the director:
Serge Avedikian was born in Yerevan, Armenian SSR. His parents were born in France, children of survivors of the 1915 Armenian Genocide. In 1947, influenced by Joseph Stalin’s and Maurice Thorez’s propaganda, they left to rejoin the motherland, where Avedikian attended the French school of Yerevan. At the age of fifteen along with his family, he returned to France. He had his stage debut in college, in his professor’s amateur theater company.
After studies at the Conservatory of Dramatic Arts in Meudon (France), he arrived in Paris in 1971 where he worked with the students of the Paris Conservatory. In 1976, he created a theater company and produced several plays. At the same time, he pursued a career as a theater, movie and television actor. In 1988, he founded his own production company but continues to direct films.