Raymonde or the Vertical Escape
Director: Sarah Van den Boom
France, 2018, 16 min
WINNER: Best Animation
Crew:Writers: Sarah Van Den Boom - Producers: Richard Van Den Boom, Jean-François Bigot, Camille Raulo
Raymonde is really fed up with peas, aphids, dirty panties and her kitchen garden to dig. After all, she would prefer sex, and love, and the immensity of the sky...
About the director
Sarah Van den Boom was born into a family of artists. Though she developed a keen interest in theatre, dance and illustration, she eventually began to explore animation. In 2005, she released her first film, the much-lauded short Novecento: Pianist based on a monologue for theatre by Alessandro Baricco. In the years following, she continued pursuing a career in animation, particularly in Hollywood where the studio Acme Filmworks commissioned her to do commercials. In 2009, Sarah completed The Skeleton Woman, a second promising animated short, which screened at some 50 film festivals around the world. In 2015, she is back with her third film, In Deep Waters, which is co-produced with the NFB.
Sarah Van den Boom's filmography
- NOVECENTO, PIANIST (Novecento, pianiste), 2005 (Festival 2006)
- IN DEEP WATERS (Dans les eaux profondes), 2015 (Festival 2016)
- Raymonde or the Vertical Escape (Raymonde ou l'évasion verticale), 2018 (Festival 2019)