Ce magnifique gâteau ! by Emma De Swaef and Marc James Roels and Our Song To War of VAF Wildcardlaureate Juanita Onzaga has been selected for the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs, an independent, annual, prestigious side section of the Cannes film Festival. That made the organization recently announced. In the past, had several Flemish films selected for the Directors, the last time was in 2011 with Blue Bird by Gust Van den Berghe. Last week it became known that Luke Dhonts feature debut Girl in the Official Selection of the Cannes Festival will be screened.
Ce magnifique gâteau ! is a medium, stop-motion animation by Emma De Swaef and Marc James Roels, Ghent animatieduo that international breakthrough with Oh Willy…, a short animated film from 2011 that more than 80 film awards binnenhaalde, including the Cartoon d’or for best European short animated film. They were also nominated for the Césars.
Ce magnifique gâteau ! it is a historical animated film in four chapters, tells the story of five characters in the colonial Africa at the end of the 19th century: a restless king, a Pygmy in a luxury hotel, an unsuccessful businessman on an expedition, a stray carrier and a young deserter.
For the recordings brought De Swaef and Roels, up to eight months in the animation of Beast Animation. For the voice cast they did appeal to o.a. Jan Decleir, Wim Willaert, Goua Grovogui, Gaston Motambe, Sébastien Dewaele and Angelo Tijssens, who also as co-writer worked on the scenario of Lukas Dhonts Girl). Ce magnifique gâteau ! is a production by Beast Animation (a town called panic au village, Dimitri), co-produced with Vivement Lundi !, Pedri Animation, ARTE France and the CNC.