Sunday, November 22, 2015

Sunday, November 22, 2015 12:30 am by M. in    1 comment
(Via Les Soeurs Brontë)

Some months ago we already presented the French documentary Finding Gondal, written and directed by Morgan Rauscent. The film is now touring the festival circuit, but a DVD release is expected for Autumn 2016.
Finding Gondal
52 min Documentary Film, HD, 2015
Written and Directed by Morgan Rauscent
Glass Town Films
CAST

Bernie Collins ... Voice Over
Clara Kundin ... Additional voice and poems reading

With
Sally Shuttleworth, Professor of English Literature  St Anne's College, University of Oxford.
Author of Charlotte Brontë and Victorian Psychology  (Cambridge University Press, 1996)
Sophie GIlmartin, Reader in Nineteenth-Century Literature Royal Holloway, University of London
Josephine McDonagh, Professor of Nineteenth-Century Literature, King's College London
Shahidha Bari, Lecturer in Romanticism Queen Mary, University of London
Diane Purkiss, Professor of English Literature Keble College, University of Oxford
Author (with C. Larrington) of Magical Tales: Myth, Legend and Enchantment in Children's Books(Bodleian Library, 2013)

Ben GM ... Cinematographer
Alexandre Benéte ... Original Score
Conie-Co (Coralie Nagel) ... Original Artwork (like the one on the left. More Brontë-related artwork by the artist, included and not included in the film, can be seen on her blog.
The film has been presented in several festivals where has been awarded:
Ciné O'Clock 2015, Lyon, FRANCE (Official Sélection)
Grace Film Festival 2015, San Fransico, USA (Official Selection)
Middle Coast Film Festival 2015, USA (Official Selection)
Muestra Internacional de Cine con Perspectiva de Género (MICGénero) 2015, México
6 Awards at the International Independent Film Awards 2015, Los Angeles, USA
Best Directing (Platinium Award)
Best Documentary Feature (Platinium Award)
Best Voice-Over (Platinium Award)
Best Animated Visuals (Gold Award)
Best Cinematography (Gold Award)
Best Original Score (Gold Award)
L'Envolée Culturelle talks about the Lyon screening of the film:
Le petit plus du film ? La lecture de quelques poèmes par une actrice à la voix particulièrement forte et émouvante. Ces lectures imposent certes une pause dans le récit, mais ont aussi une autre fonction : celle de donner d’avantage encore envie de lire les poèmes des sœurs, moins connus que leurs romans. Et, visiblement à tort. Les extraits choisis, murmurés sur la toile de fond de landes anglaises pluvieuses, nous emportent immédiatement. (Marie-Lou Monnot) (Translation)

1 comment:

  1. I am pleased to see that my article of November 16, drew your attention to this documentary and illustrations by Coralie Nagel. https://soeursbronte.wordpress.com/2015/11/16/coralie-nagel-dans-finding-gondal-lhistoire-des-soeurs-bronte/

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