Mendelssohn is on the roof

2011 – A 14′ short film
Traditional 2D

Written and directed by Jean-Jacques Prunès based on the novel by Jiři Weil
A coproduction Les Films de l’Arlequin / Eallin Motion Art (Czech Republic)

Prague 1942: Haeydrich, a true music lover and the « guardian » of Bohemia Moravia, suddenly realizes that the statue of Jewish composer Mendelssohn occupies a place of honour among those of the musicians on the roof of the Academy of Music. He orders his henchmen to take it down. But which one is it? They have no idea. At a loss what to do, they carefully measure all the stone noses, then pull down the statue with the longest snout. Wrong choice! They’ll have to pay for it.

• Best Short Film at Reanimania Short Film Festival Erevan 2011
• Jury’s Award for Best 2D animation at Tofizi International festival 2011
• Selected at Cine Junior – Parties de Campagne Festival – Vaux en Velin Short-Film Festival – Les Nuits Magiques Film Festival – Amiens International Film Festival – L’Ombre d’un Court Festival – Plein la Bobine Festival – Détours en Ciné Court Festival – Lille International short-film Festival – Brest European short-film Festival – Barcelona International Audiovisual Festival – Tallin Animated Dreams Festival – Cinanima – Animest International Animation Film Festival – International Animated Film Festival Tindirindis – Anima Mundi – FICAM

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