Zanzara

In Argentina, during an hemorrhagic fever outbreak, the mosquito Zanzara realizes that she transmitted a highly pathogenic virus to a young girl while biting her.
When Zanzara visit the young girl again, her mom wants to protect the child and sprays some insecticides on the mosquito.

Zanzara is drugged out by the pesticides dive in a weird dream where cells and viruses are alive. Zanzara then understand how science can develop a vaccine for the people infected by mosquito bites, hence no more need to mass murder mosquitoes during outbreaks.

  • Boissiere Magali
    Director
  • Mikhailova Anastassia
    Director
  • Boissiere Magali
    Writer
  • Mikhailova Anastassia
    Writer
  • Léa Guitennit
    Key Cast
    Young girl
  • Audrey Lemay
    Key Cast
    Mom
  • Lorena Tome-Poderti
    Key Cast
    Mom voice
  • Juan Alterto-Mondotte
    Key Cast
    Radio Voice
  • Camille Lafontaine
    Key Cast
    Special effect and Stop-Motion Compilation
  • Sandrine Morau
    Key Cast
    Montage
  • Guillaume Fournier
    Key Cast
    Clarinet composition and interpretation
  • Boissiere Magali
    Producer
  • Mikhailova Anastassia
    Producer
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Zanzara
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Documentary, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Docu-fiction, Stop Motion, Animation
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 15, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    0 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    France
  • Country of Filming:
    France
  • Language:
    Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • Festival Les Chercheurs font leur Cinema
    Paris
    France
    November 26, 2016
  • PhD graduation ceremony of the Pasteur Institute 2016
    Paris
    France
    April 12, 2016
Director Biography - Boissiere Magali, Mikhailova Anastassia

The directors, Magali (France) and Anastassia (Russia/Canada) are PhD students that work in the Virology department of the Paris Pasteur Institute. They realized their first short movie, Zanzara, in 2016 to popularize a research project.

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