La Distributrice de films and Embuscade Films are proud to present Archipelago, Félix Dufour-Laperrière’s new feature film, as a World Premiere at the prestigious International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR),whose 50th edition will take place from February 1 to 7, 2021.
A true animated film about invented islands. About an imaginary, linguistic, political territory. About a real or dreamed country, or something in between. Archipelago is a film made of drawings and speeches, that tells and dreams a place and its inhabitants, to tell and dream a little of our world and times.
Archipelago will be presented in the Big Screen section, a diverse competition bridging the gap between popular, classic and art house cinema.
About Félix Dufour-Laperrière
Born in 1981 in Quebec, Félix Dufour-Laperrière is a director, screenwriter and producer. His work, which shows a constant tension between narrative and formal exploration, maintains a close connection with the visual and contemporary arts. His films, among which the documentary Transatlantique (IFFR 2014), have been presented in numerous festivals, museums and events of importance, where they have won several awards. Ville Neuve (2018), his first animated feature, drawn and painted entirely on paper, had its world premiere at the Mostra (Venice Days) and has since been released in theatres in Quebec, France and Japan. His animated documentary essay, Archipelago, is premiering in 2021 in competition in Rotterdam. He is now working on his third animated feature film, Death Does Not Exist.
Animation / documentary. Quebec. 2021. 72 minutes. Original French version with English subtitles.
Director: Félix Dufour-Laperrière | Screenplay and dialogue: Félix Dufour-Laperrière | Editing: Félix Dufour-Laperrière | Voices: Florence Blain Mbaye, Joséphine Bacon, Mattis Savard-Verhoeven | Sound design: Olivier Calvert, Samuel Gagnon-Thibodeau | Mix: Jean-Paul Vialard (ONF) | Original music: Stéphane Lafleur, Christophe Lamarche-Ledoux | Produced by: Nicolas Dufour-Laperrière, Félix Dufour-Laperrière | Production: Embuscade Films | Distribution (Canada): La Distributrice de films | International sales: Miyu Distribution