Guaxuma

France, Brasil | 2018 | animated | 14 min. Film festivals award winners

For the director and the protagonist of the animation, Guaxuma is not only a beautiful beach on the Brazilian coast, but, above all, the land of her childhood memories and the place where she spent joyful moments with her best friend, Tayra. They promised each other they would be inseparable and their friendship would last forever. All this was changed by one dramatic event. The film is a poignant animation combining different techniques ranging from sand animation to family photos where Brazilian landscapes are mixed with the Japanese tradition. Grand Jury Award at the SXSW Film Festival (USA).

directed by

Nara Normande

cinematography
Maíra Iabrudi, Pedro Sotero, Simon Gesrel, Jean-Louis Padis
script
Nara Normande
animated by
Pedro Iuá, Sylvain Derosne, Diego Akel, Nara Normande, Clemence Bouchereau, Julien Laval, Abi Feijo, Tãnia Duarte, Sofia Gutman, Aurore Peuffier, Melody Boulissiere, Anne-lise Nemorin, Gervaise Duchaussoy
music
Normand Roger
editing
Eduardo Serrano
production
Damien Megherbi, Justin Pechberty (Les Valseurs), Livia de Melo (Vilarejo Filmes)