FACED WITH CONFLICT, THE INDIVIDUAL HAS TWO CHOICES: FLIGHT OR FIGHT
The chickens in the film Chicken Run, led by Ginger, want to escape an oppressive environment and macabre fate. The only solution is to get through the fence surrounding them and escape. Freedom awaits them on the other side.
Fanny’s Journey, based on the true story of Fanny Ben-Amy, is a similar voyage. Living in a children’s home, Fanny finds herself at the head of a group of eight children who have just one mission: to cross the border into Switzerland and find safety.
In Persepolis, young Marjane is forced to leave Iran, travelling first to Vienna and then to France. She is in the middle of a period of rebellion and invites us on a rite of passage. How do you grow up, mature and live in a society wracked by intolerance? Between the ages of eight and sixteen, her guide is rebellion.
Jean Mordant, the hero of the film Cafard, goes to war because of the anger and disgust he feels. This personal commitment to fight becomes an immense journey, which will change him profoundly.
Personal revolutions and war are also part of the journey of each of our protagonists.
National revolutions, like the Arab Spring in My Revolution, also find an echo in every individual. A personal revolt, a personal construction, a journey to ones origins. When the People object, each person rebels. The story of April and the Twisted World is even stranger. A young girl goes in search of her origins in a world that has not known the Industrial Revolution because, in the end, the war did not actually take place! An Uchronia that amuses by its inventiveness and a feminine character that fights against more or less everyone, in a décor drawn and imagined by Tardi.
All our heroes go on a long, often both geographical and personal, journey; and always fraught with danger.
- France Davoigneau
CHICKEN RUN, Peter Lord & Nick Park (2000) – United Kingdom/France/United States
MA RÉVOLUTION, Ramzi Ben Sliman (2016) – France
APRIL AND THE TWISTED WORLD, de Franck Ekinci & Christian Desmares (2015) – France
PERSEPOLIS, Marjane Satrapi & Vincent Parronaud (2007) – United States/France
CAFARD, de Jan Bultheel France/Netherlands/Belgium (2015)
FANNY’S JOURNEY, Lola Doillon (2015) – France