“Every family has its own set of circumstances and problems that only its members can fully understand” – Daisaku Ikeda

The story depicts a quiet Sunday afternoon in the aristocratic, family home, just before the First World War. Andras and his daughter Zsófia are caught by surprise when Andras’ brother Zoltan pays a sudden visit with his numerous twelve member family. A poetic, dark, and somewhat humorous social observation, in which family ties and relationships are broken down and dissected to pieces.

Title: The Family Portrait
Director: Lea Vidakovic
Producers: Jean Francois le Corre and Drasko Ivezic
Assistant: Katrin Novakovic
Puppets: Lea Vidakovic
Editing: Iva Kraljevic
Animation: Marion le Guillou
Sets and props: Lea Vidakovic, Marion le Guillou, Camille Scrudier, Maude Gallon, Bruno Collet
Production: Vivement Lundi! France and Adriatic Animation, Croatia
Duration: 15min
Year: 2022

Supported by Arte France, Ciclic Animation Residency, HAVC (Croatian audio-visual center) and the city of Zagreb

Awards:
2020. Award at ANIMARKT animation pitching forum, Poland
2019. Winner at ANIMATEKA PRO pitching forum, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2019. Animation sans Frontiers award for the pitch at CEE Animation forum, Trebon, Czech Republic

Residencies:
2020. 2 months residency for story development at the Open Workshop, Vibog, Denmark
2019. 1 month residency for the installation development at NEF Animation residency, Fontenvraud, France
2019/2020. Project development at ASF – Animation sans Frontiers program Filmakademie Baden Wuttemberg; Gobelins School L’image Paris, MOME Budapest, The Avnimation Workshop Viborg, Denmark

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