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Prose du Transsibérien (Original title)

short animated film by David Epiney, 11', DCP, 2014, color

Accompanied by voice-over extracts from Prose du Transsibérien et de la petite Jeanne de France by Blaise Cendrars, Prose of the Trans-Siberian follows the train journey of the same name, via footage shot from a carriage window. These calm and linear images are combined with abstract animation, sometimes geometric, sometimes more organic, expressing the sensations of this journey, of the horizontal shifting, with its tempo, ist pauses, its agitations and the proliferation of thoughts that this particular space-time makes possible.


Special Mention of the Jury - International animation festival Animatou, Geneva

Best short film, Festival Cinemistica, Grenada

David Epiney, born in 1976, got an education in drawing and animation films. He first worked as a graphic designer at Atelier Pfund in Geneva and directed several animation films: les Bains (2000), Galeries (2004), Le printemps de Sant Ponç (2007), co-direction with Eugenia Mumenthaler, and Prose du transsibérien (2014).

With the support of Federal Office of Culture, Ville de Genève, DIP du Canton de Genève, Succès Passage antenne, Fonds Regio, and Succès Cinéma.


IndieLisboa, International Competition
BAFICI, Festival de cine independiente de Buenos Aires- Competition
Guanajuato international film festival, Mexico- Competition

Shenzhen Independent Animation Biennale, China
Journées cinématographiques de Soleure, Switzerland
Proceso de Error, Festival Internacional de video experimental, Valparaiso, Chile.
Videoex International Experimental film festival, Zürich
Swiss Panorama Brazil, São Paulo.
The Unprecedented Cinema International Festival of Short Film, Vilnius
Short form international film festival, Serbia
Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de Elche
Shorts Mexico – Festival Internacional Cortometrajes de México, FICMEX
Animatou, international animation festival, Geneva
Festival CinéRail, Paris
Interfilm, 31st International Short Film Festival Berlin
Corto Imola Festival, Italie
Cinemistica Festival, Granada, Spain
FINCORTEX - Festival Internacionall de cortos experimentales, Colombia.
Ambassade Suisse de Moscou: projections à Moscou, Nijni Novgorod, St-Pétersbourg et en Sibérie


With the voice of: Jacques Probst

Production: Alina film
Associated production: Bordu films
Direction, script: David Epiney
In collaboration with: Gilles Dusabe, Eugenia Mumenthaler

Animation: David Epiney
Video image: Gilles Dusabe
Voice-over: Jacques Probst
Music: Alan Mumenthaler
Sound: Denis Séchaud, Alejandro Castillo
Postproduction image: Laurent Guillermin, Sulla Strada

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