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Two strangers, a man and a woman, sit beside each other on an airplane. After takeoff, the plane goes through some turbulence – and, influenced by the unknown, the man's spirit plunges into a different world. Here, his desires take control, and the result is a grand romantic saga. In this animated film, director Georges Schwizgebel masterfully sweeps us into another world through music and movement, breaking down the boundaries between desire and reality. Set to the music of the second movement of Rachmaninoff's Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 19, the film transorts us into the traveller's labyrinthine thoughts. Animated with pencil, pastels and acrylics, and underpinned by the musical dialogue between piano and cello, Romance is a dazzling visual transcription of this Rachmaninoff scherzo.

2011, 07 min 21 s

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Jury's Special Mention
World Festival of Animated Films
May 29 to June 3 2012, Zagreb - Croatia

Best Animated Short
Genie Awards
March 8 2012, Toronto - Canada

Best Short Film - with a cash prize of $4,000 BRL
ANIMAGE- International Animation Festival of Pernambuco
September 30 to October 7 2011, Recife - Brazil

Jury Special Prize in Short Film Category of Golden Dinosaur Award
China International Animation and Digital Arts Festival (CICDAF)
August 24 to 30 2011, Changzhou - China