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(Novecento, pianiste)
NY Premiere

Director: Sarah Van den Boom

France, 2005, 17 min

Festival Year:2006


Crew:Producer: Luca Chiari - Editor: Richard Van Den Boom - Original Score: Pascal Zavaro - Sound: Jean Michel Collet

Sales:Francois Barraud c/o Megafilms, 66 Avenue des Champs Elysees, 75008 Paris, France - T: +33 388 312 310 - F: +33 388 312 311


Born during an ocean crossing, Novecento is thirty-years-old and has never been ashore. Sailing endlessly the Atlantic, he spends his life in the piano lounge of the ship, composing an enchanting music

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.

Filmography BFF Alumni

Sarah Van den Boom's filmography

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