Marc Bertrand, René Chénier, Georges Schwizgebel
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.
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