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Artist's Talk ONF x Sommets | Daniel Gray

4 pm | Cinémathèque québécoise's Facebook Page
September 16th, 2021
Free admission
Les Sommets du cinéma d'animation présentent

On connaît l’événement, soit le festival organisé par la Cinémathèque québécoise et qui présente le meilleur de l’animation. Mais les Sommets, c’est aussi une série d’événement animés se tenant à la Cinémathèque ou ailleurs, et qui mettent en valeur aussi bien des nouveautés que des films mémorables du passé, des courts et des longs métrages, des projections à l’intérieur comme à l’extérieur, des leçons de cinéma et d’autres événements.

Pour être tenu au courant de la programmation des Sommets à l’année, consultez régulièrement le site des Sommets.

The NFB, in partnership with les Sommets du cinéma d'animation, is pleased to invite you to an Artists’ Talk with internationally recognised UK-born filmmaker Daniel Gray (t.o.m., 2006; teeth, 2015).

Daniel will show and tell about his most recent film, HIDE, a dark and surreal story about two brothers playing hide and seek; one of them finds the perfect hiding spot… and never comes out. Using a sparse soundtrack and visual design that shifts from bright and spacious simplicity to opaque fragments, HIDE tells a prescient story about family, social anxiety and isolation in a world that is increasingly disjointed and unrecognizable.

HIDE is a co-production between La Cellule Productions, CUB Animation Studio, and the National Film Board of Canada (NFB).

Live on Sommets du cinéma d'animation's Facebook Page
Thursday, September 16 at 4 pm

Daniel Gray

Daniel Gray studied Fine Art at the University of Wales Cardiff. After a stint as a represented painter, Daniel started experimenting with animation. While studying animation at the University of Wales, Newport, he met Tom Brown. The duo started a creative partnership that began with their graduation short film, t.o.m. (2006). This short tale about a young boy’s rather peculiar and revealing journey to school was an instant success at international film festivals, collecting awards from Ottawa, Annecy, and Sundance, as well as at the British Animation Awards. Their next film, teeth (2015), which tells the life story of a man (voiced by Richard E. Grant) through the history of teeth, screened at more than 40 festivals and won numerous awards.

Daniel currently lives in Hungary with his wife and daughters. His most recent film, Hide, is a co-production between La Cellule Productions, CUB Animation Studio, and the National Film Board of Canada (NFB). This is Daniel’s first collaboration with the NFB.