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Gwen, or the Book of Sand

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Music director  Pierre Alrand
Country  France
6.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
Duration  
Language  French
Gwen, or the Book of Sand movie poster
Director  Jean-Francois Laguionie
Release date  6 February 1985
Writer  Jean-Paul Gaspari (original scenario), Jean-Francois Laguionie (original scenario), Jean-Francois Laguionie (adaptation)
Cast  Michel Robin (Roseline (voice)), Lorella Di Cicco (Gwen (voice)), Armand Babel (Twin (voice)), Raymond Jourdan (Twin (voice))
Screenplay  Jean-Francois Laguionie, Jean-Paul Gaspari
Similar movies  Related 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, or the Book of Sand movie scenes

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.

Plot

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.

Cast

  • 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
  • Accolades

    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.

    References

    Gwen, or the Book of Sand Wikipedia
    Gwen, or the Book of Sand IMDbGwen, or the Book of Sand themoviedb.org


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