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1 PHILOSOPHER + 1 OBJECT + 1 MINUTE = 1 CARTOON

Film n°1

« Pencil »
Volume 1: René Descartes
Volume 2: Friedrich Nietzsche

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STATEMENT OF INTENT

Histoires de Philosophies, the first philoso- phical essays whithout a single word…
is a collection of animated films featuring famous philosophers, both early and contemporary, as main characters.

Each episode is composed of two parts,
each of which presents a philosopher reacting to the presence of an object in the manner of his well-known philosophical vision.

Following the cartooning tradition and
in order to stick to the essential, the black line drawings move accompanied by simple sound effects, in a white universe remini-
scent of a virgin page – a space where ideas take shape.

The intention is to create spiritual and delightful playlets with several levels
of depth and understanding – for viewers
of all ages.

FIRST CHARACTERS

Diogenes of Sinope, Friedrich Nietzsche, Sextus Empiricus,
René Descartes, Emil Cioran, Gottfried W. Leibniz,
Ludwig Wittgenstein, Plato, Jacques Derrida

FIRST FILMS

Film n°2

« Mirror »
Volume 1: Sextus Empiricus

« Mirror »
Volume 2: Diogenes of Sinope

Film n°3

« Chair »
Volume 1: Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

 

« Chair »
Volume 2: Platon

SPECIFICATIONS

12 x 2 minutes
Black and white
Ink + graphite drawings
Traditional + computer animation

AUTHORS

Damien Cuypers and Benoît François were both born in
a hospital... in France... in 1983... from «the Heights of Despair» they happily slalom between art, philosophy, cartoons...