In competition films

Platinum Grand Prize

My Mommy is in America

Tuesday 1 April 2014 9:00 pm
Cinema Lumière - Sala Mastroianni

My Mommy is in America

by Marc Boréal, Thibaut Chatel – France/ Luxembourg, 2013

(75’ , DCP, French with ita sub)

Adapted from the French comic of the same name by Jean Régnaud and Emile Bravo, the film is set in the 1970s. In a small provincial town, the young Jean has begun elementary school. When the teacher asks him and his classmates the professions of their mothers and fathers Jean realizes he is not like the other children. He grows nervous and invents an answer: “My mom, is a secretary.” In reality, his mother is always traveling and often sends him postcards, that Michèle, Jean’s young neighbor, reads to him. Jean begins to daydream. But the truth is completely different and in the months between September and Christmas of that year Jean begins to understand what it is. 



Marc Boréal

Marc Boréal ha portato con successo sullo schermo i classici della letteratura per l’infanzia, in particolare in serie d’animazione come Corto Maltese, La storia infinita (L’Histoire sans fin), Kong, Les P’tits diables, Les Enfants d’Okura, Mot. Marc ha lavorato in vari ruoli ad Asterix e la grande guerra (Asterix et le coup de menhir di Philippe Grimond), Le Big-Bang (di Picha) e Pourquoi j’ai (pas) mangé mon père (di Jamel Debbouze). Ma maman est en Amérique, elle a rencontré Buffalo Bill è la sua prima co-produzione.


Thibaut Chatel

At 25, Thibaut Chatel founded Torpedo, a production company, and directed commercials and music videos. In 1991 he formed the Studio Animage team with Frank and Jacqueline Monsigny Bertrand. In the following 12 years the studio produced more than 400 half-hour animations, including Les Miserables (1992), Kangoo (1996), Chris Colorado (2000). In 2003, Thibaut set up a new production company, Label Anim, specialising in animation, where he was joined by Guillaume Galliot. He wrote and directed several animated series: Kangoo Junior 2, Kung-Foot and Teletoon and Magic Planet. 

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