Private Project

Tonn & Monn

Tonn is a young man and Monn is a young woman. They are in love, but Monn's uncle disagrees with their relationship. A story with drawings and music.

  • Frédéric Roussel
  • Frédéric Roussel
  • Frédéric Roussel
  • Hariprasad Chaurasia's "Raga Puriya Kalyan"
    Recorded music
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 48 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 6, 2019
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White
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  • Student Project:
  • Beyond Earth Film Festival
    November 21, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Vesuvius International Monthly Film Fest
    October 31, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Short Cine Fest
    Online event
    September 18, 2020
    Best Animation Film
  • Redwood Shorts & Scripts
    Sunnyvale, California
    United States
    August 23, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Kalakari Film Fest
    August 25, 2020
    Official Selection
  • South Film and Arts Academy Festival
    April 16, 2020
    Best Animation Short Film
  • Five Continents International Film Festival
    Puerto La Cruz
    Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
    April 3, 2020
    Best Animation Short Film
Director Biography - Frédéric Roussel

Born in Brussels, Belgium, where I live, I practice and teach Drawing. My main concern is telling, be it by ways of words alone, words and drawings, words and photos, no matter if I cross the boundaries between art fields. Feeling concerned by the intricacies image is rich of, I like to explore the ties linking pictures to words and sound. I am also fond of nature, and my stories mirror it to some extent. I love challenges, such as making films on a shoestring, in the back of a garage...

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Director Statement

This story was at first made of a series of drawings originally meant to be read, as in comics. But since all the drawings were of the same size, I thought they could fit to the screen and turned into a film, which I did thanks to the cross-fading process within a slide show result. The film helped me achieve what the work on paper could not, I mean a kind of graphic choreography. The fabulous music of Hariprasad Chaurasia contributes to create an atmosphere of ethereal fairy tale.