31 October - 18:30 - Théâtre du cuivre



Switzerland/France | V.O. - Without dialogue | 2023 | 3 min | DCP | color | Animation

Two paintings that relate to each other, or the representation of a woman of color in the 19th and 20th centuries. Olympia (1863) by Edouard Manet is a painting in which we see a naked woman staring confidently at the viewer and behind her a black maid holding a bouquet of flowers no doubt offered by an admirer. In reference to Olympia, Félix Vallotton painted La Blanche et la Noire (1913) which shows a young naked white woman, and next to her a dressed black woman, probably her partner, who is smoking a cigarette.

Director Georges SCHWIZGEBEL
Animation Georges SCHWIZGEBEL
Decors Georges SCHWIZGEBEL
Music Atahualpa YUPANQUI
Editing Georges SCHWIZGEBEL
Sound mixing Maxence CIEKAWY
Sound designer Studio TORRES PRODUCTION
Screenplay Georges SCHWIZGEBEL
Producer Georges SCHWIZGEBEL
Distributor Laure Goasguen
Production Miyu Productions, Studio GDS
Distribution Miyu Distribution



The animation director Georges Schwizgebel (1944) has created a remarkably original body of work. His films-whose technical execution is always masterful-are marked by a playful approach to narrative, spectacular formalism and the intermingling of visuals and music. His first film, The Flyght of Icarus (1974) begins a career that currently numbers 20 films, which have gone to win numerous awards at prestigious international festivals (such as Cannes, Annecy, Zagreb, Hiroshima, Stuttgart, Ottawa and Espinho). The Ride to the Abyss (1992) is regularly cited as one of the finest animated films of all time.