Spike jonze: mourrir auprès de toi

Walking by all those beautiful antique book stores when I was growing up in Paris, I always wondered if I could step into one of those books and partake in the story or even change its course sometimes…

On his recent tragicomic stop-animation Mourir auprès de toi, the director Spike Jonze take a different approach and decide to humanize a series of felt characters made by hand by Olympia Le-Tan.  On a shelf of an old parisian bookstore, a clumsy skeleton and a beautiful red hair sleeping beauty come to life as they  pulled out of iconic book covers and fall in love…

Enlisting french filmmaker Simon Cahn, the team worked night and day animating the 3000 pieces of felt pieces Le-Tan had cut by hand. for the director Spike Jonze, the shorts are a breath of fresh air: “you can have an idea and a feeling and just go and do it”.

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