La Joconde

Histoire d'une obsession
by Henri Gruel195814minAnimationComedy, Classics
35 mmFrenchEnglish

Like Jupiter, Mona Lisa drives crazy those she wants to lose and in this game, she wins every time, said Boris Vian. The hero of this adventure tries precisely to escape the bewitching power of this smile. A clever mix of drawings, cut-outs and humor, this film, a true success of animation cinema, remains a testimony to the very successful craft technique of this cinema, before the arrival of electronics and then digital. "The Mona Lisa is a half-fiction, half-animation fantasy about the obsession that the painting causes by its worldwide success. She is everywhere and reproduced endlessly... But who is she really? With fantasy and accompanied by a text by Boris Vian, the film attacks with humor and without pretension the excessive reproduction of works of art... It poses the problem of the iconolatry of our time, already visible in 1957, and which has only been accentuated by the media coverage of art" (Zeuxis n° 32 May 2007)

  • year
  • nationality
  • running time
  • rights end
  • director's country
  • filming format
    35 mm
  • colour
  • personalities
    Boris Vian, Léonard De vinci
  • distributor
  • producers
    Argos Films

Kit de ressources

  • 1media

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