Per Aspera Ad Astra

26 OCT / 14:00 / Sal 3
27 OCT / 11:30 / Sal 1

The daily life of a little hen housekeeper, torn between her work, her children and her old mother.

  • Directed by: Franck Dion
  • Country: France, 2019
  • Time: 11m
  • Type: 2D Computer, 3D Computer
  • Production: Papy3d Productions, Richard van den Boom
  • Animation: Franck Dion, Gilles Cuvelier, Gabriel Jacquel, Thomas Machart

Franck Dion has worked in several fields. After training as an actor, he became a self-taught artist in sculpture, drawing and painting. He collaborates with publishing houses and magazines, creates sets for the theatre and also designs animations for documentaries. In 2003, Franck Dion directed The Ghost Inventory (“L’inventaire fantôme”), his first short film produced by Didier Brunner, which won the Junior Canal J jury prize at the Annecy Festival and a nomination for the Cartoon d’or the following year. In 2006, he founded the production company Papy3d with a few friends. In 2008, he directed his second film, Mr. COK (“Monsieur COK”), which was widely screened at festivals around the world, including the Sundance Film Festival, and received several awards. His short film Edmond was a donkey (“Edmond était un âne”), produced by Papy3d, the ONF and ARTE won, among other distinctions, the special jury prize at the Annecy 2012 festival, the prize for best international film at the Shortshorts festival in Tokyo as well as a nomination for the Golden Cartoon and Césars 2013 in the category of best animation film. His fourth film, A Head Disappears (“Une tête disparaît”), won the crystal of the short film at the Annecy 2016 International Animation Film Festival as well as over twenty international prizes, including the Jury Prize at the Palm Spring Festival and the Grand Prize for Short Film at the Miami Festival. The film was also shortlisted by the Academy of Oscars. Per Aspera Ad Astra is his fifth film and is produced by Papy3d, ARTE France and Pictanovo with the support of the CNC and Spedidam.