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Nice review of Quenottes from the screening at HollyShorts Film Festival.

Publié le par Scal

Quenottes (Pearlies) (France, Luxembourg) (2016)
In some areas of the world, the Tooth Fairy is replaced by “La Petite Souris” or “The Little Mouse” who collects kids’ fallen pearlies or teeth. When a man returns to his childhood home with his son following his mother’s death, they disturb the mouse who turns out to be more homicidal than whimsical. This mouse will stop at nothing to get the tooth lost back. Quenottes is a bloody mix of live action and animation that works. Writer Pascal Thiebaux co-directed with Gil Pinheiro this violent take on a childhood favorite. Their take on this contains fantastic animation by Mickael Coedel and Ghayth Chegaar and great special effects by David Scherer. The small cast of Lionel Abelanski as the father and Matthieu Clement-Lescop as the son with the mouse voiced by Frederique Bel, all do amazingly well, especially Abelanski and Clement-Lescop as they has to act with an animated character. Quenottes shows amazing talent from the people behind it while building a tension filled take on a childhood tale.

Nice review of Quenottes from the screening at HollyShorts Film Festival.

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Fantasia critique

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Une critique sympa sur Quenottes suite à la sélection au Festival Fantasia de Montréal:

https://klling.wordpress.com/tag/quenottes/

There is some intricate planning for how these short films are paired up because this French partially animated horror short matched perfectly with the film Before I Wake. Both played on a fairy tale-esque sort of story. You can see the Before I Wake review HERE. Quenottes is done so well. It plays on the tooth fairy story which seems innocent enough. As a father and son clean out the grandmother’s house, the father finds a hidden spot in the wall where a tin holds the teeth he lost and gave to the tooth fairy. When he drops the tooth he had and it falls into the cracks, we know something is wrong. In the short film, its effective because it brings an incredibly uneasy dark tone. On top of that, the animation is done incredibly well for the mouse. Its eerie and before we even know its a mouse, all we have are the quick patters and the constant feeling as it spies on the father and son. Not to mention the short film is accompanied with really ambient music.

Quenottes is a 12 minute short film but one that is worth a watch if you get a chance.

Fantasia critique

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BEST PRODUCER au HollyShorts Film Festival

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Best Producer pour Quenottes au festival Hollyshorts à Hollywood!
Ce prix est donc pour notre producteur Laurent Witz, un prix de plus à ajouter à sa collection déjà bien remplie! Merci encore pour ta confiance Laurent, ce film n'aurait pas vu le jour sans toi!

BEST PRODUCER au HollyShorts Film Festival

Quenottes au HollyShorts Film Festival du 11 au 20 août! :-D

Quenottes is selected at HollyShorts Film Festival, from August 11th to August 20th :)

BEST PRODUCER au HollyShorts Film Festival

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