GenreAnimation, Adventure, Fantasy Duration LanguageFrench
DirectorJean-Francois Laguionie Release date6 February 1985 WriterJean-Paul Gaspari (original scenario), Jean-Francois Laguionie (original scenario), Jean-Francois Laguionie (adaptation) CastMichel Robin (Roseline (voice)), Lorella Di Cicco (Gwen (voice)), Armand Babel (Twin (voice)), Raymond Jourdan (Twin (voice)) ScreenplayJean-Francois Laguionie, Jean-Paul Gaspari Similar moviesRelated Jean-Francois Laguionie movies
Gwen, or the Book of Sand (French: ) is a 1985 French animated science fiction film written and directed by Jean-Francois Laguionie, using gouache. It is alternatively known as Gwen, Gwen and the Book of Sand, Gwen, the Book of Sand and similar variations.
Gwen is a young girl adopted by a nomad tribe in a desert post-apocalyptic world. When Gwen's friend is kidnapped, she and an old woman called Roseline embark on a trip to bring him back.
Gwen is a young girl adopted by a nomad tribe in a desert post-apocalyptic world. In the desert, where only few animals, like ostriches or scorpions, can survive, a mysterious entity regularly drops gigantic replicas of everyday life objects from our world, such as bags, telephones, clocks and armchairs. When a young boy, Gwens friend, is kidnapped by said entity, Gwen and an old woman called Roseline start on a trip to find him back. They eventually encounter other people living in an isolated city and preserving remains of the old civilisation in strange ways.
Michel Robin as Roseline
Lorella Di Cicco as Gwen
Armand Babel as first twin
Raymond Jourdan as second twin
Said Amadis as nomad
Bertrand Bautheac as nomad
Jacques Bourier as nomad
The film won the Grand Prix de la critique at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival, and the feature-length film award in the Los Angeles festival.