Above: Image from the film Le Tableau – The Painting
I had other plans for this week’s post, but when I got my weekly update from GKIDS, I knew this was the only thing I should be writing about.
Le Tableau by Belgian Director Jean-François Laguionie, was released in 2011. But somehow it hasn’t come to the U.S. until now. I know I’ve only seen the trailer, but I’ve never seen anything quite like it. Sketches and half-finished paintings are characters in this imaginative world. It seems like all the things we talk about here on this blog, artists, their processes, the stories they create, and their characters that come to life.
Here is the summary of the story that GKIDS posts on their site:
“In this wryly inventive parable, a kingdom within a painting is divided into three castes: the impeccably colored Alldunns, the incomplete Halfies, and the barely outlined Sketchies who are treated as outcasts. Chastised for her forbidden love of the dashing Ramo, Claire runs away into the cursed forest. Ramo and his friends journey after her, crossing over the boundaries of the forest only to arrive at the very edge of the painting – where they tumble through the canvas and into the Painter’s studio. The abandoned workspace is strewn with paintings, each containing its own vividly animated world and characters – and in a feast for both the eyes and the imagination, Ramo, Lola, Quill and Magenta explore picture after picture, in a quest to discover just what the Painter has in mind for his creations.”
It’s only here in N.Y. for a week! For times and locations:http://gkids.tv/intheaters.cfm
Who’s going to come and see it with me?!?!