Raymonde or the Vertical Escape

Florida Premiere

DIRECTED BY Sarah van den Boom

Country: France
Language: French
Subtitles: English

Running Time: 17min
Film Year: 2018
Category: IMDbPro Short Film Award

Raymonde, an elderly hen, has always lived a life of chastity and solitude. Every day, she tends to her remote farm, but a lifetime of loneliness has begun to weigh on her, and she starts asking herself questions about the meaning of things, about God, about her tardy virginity. Now, Raymonde feels an immense desire to live rising within her, and the hounddog postman is directly in her sights.

In this experimental animated short, director Sarah van den Boom creates a character imbued with spirit and energy, who doesn’t let her age or her condition stop her from taking things into her own hands and start living life how she really wants to. With a little bit of determination and a whole lot of hope, Raymonde sets out to show us how to enjoy the world around us to its fullest.


This film screens as part of SHORTS 3

credits

Director: Sarah van den Boom
Producer: Richard van den Boom, Sarah van den Boom, Jean-François Bigot, Camille Raulo
Screenwriter: Sarah van den Boom
Executive Producer: Richard van den Boom, Sarah van den Boom, Jean-François Bigot, Camille Raulo
Production Company: Papy3D Productions

Music: Pierre Caillet
Cinematographer: Simon Filliot
Editor: Sarah van den Boom, Annie Jean

Cast: Yolande Moreau, Jade van den Boom, Richard van den Boom, Valentine van den Boom


Sarah van den Boom

Sarah van den Boom is an animator and director. Her animated short films include “Novecento, Pianiste” (2005), “The Skeleton Woman” (2009), “In Deep Waters” (2015) and “Raymonde or the Vertical Escape” (2018).

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