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Chairmen / L'âge de chaise

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An allegory of contemporary society, this animation film shows a society where man has lost his freedom in the struggle to wrest recognition from the very society that is restricting his freedom. The chair is the symbol of success. Without a chair, man is a social outcast. Highly critical of our way of life and modern society, the film questions the present and the future. Complex and innovative animation techniques emphasize the message. Film without words.

1978, 13 min 28 s

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Award given by the International Jury of "Association allemande de l'éducation des adultes" with a cash prize of 2000DM
International Short Film Festival
April 21 to 26 1980, Oberhausen - Germany

Gold Hugo - Category: Animation
International Film Festival
November 12 to 18 1979, Chicago - USA

Special Jury Award - Third Prize
International Animated Film Festival
June 12 to 17 1979, Annecy - France