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Here and the Great Elsewhere

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Lost in a reverie, a man reels with sudden, piercing awareness of his own state of being. He ponders the world in which he lives—from the evolution of life and the atomic particles that constitute matter, to the mystery of memory and the enigma of death. Bounded by a walled enclosure, he is both unique and no different than anyone else who has searched in vain for the key to the great beyond. Through four tableaux that explore her character’s thoughts, filmmaker Michèle Lemieux takes a mischievous look at the profound reflections of this everyman, whose questions are part of humanity’s eternal quest for meaning.
An abstract yet compelling philosophical tale, Here and the Great Elsewhere turns the Alexeïeff-Parker pinscreen into a metaphor for the particles that make up the universe.

2012, 14 min 24 s

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Best Animation Technique
Anima Mundi
August 2 to 18 2013, Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

Best of Program Award
International Animation Festival
June 23 to 30 2013, Melbourne - Australia

Special mention
International Film Festival "Etiuda & Anima"
November 28 to 29 2012, Cracow - Poland

Special Mention
Black Nights Film Festival & Animated Dreams
November 14 to 18 2012, Tallinn - Estonia

Grand Prix of the Rencontres
Rencontres Internationales du Cinéma d'Animation
November 12 to 20 2012, Wissembourg - France

Grand Prize
International Animated Film Festival / CINANIMA
November 12 to 18 2012, Espinho - Portugal

Best Short Film
ANIMAGE- International Animation Festival of Pernambuco
September 26 to 30 2012, Recife - Brazil

Best sound
ANIMAGE- International Animation Festival of Pernambuco
September 26 to 30 2012, Recife - Brazil

3rd Award – The Bronze Pegasus
Animator International Animation Festival
July 13 to 19 2012, Poznan - Poland