EN - A besieged soldier is trapped in the trenches and doesn't survive the attack. After the war has ended, his mother - peacefully seated in a field of poppies - reads her son's last letter.
NL - Een belegerde soldaat zit gedurende hevige gasexplosies gevangen in een loopgraaf en sterft er tenslotte. Nadat de oorlog voorbij is zien we het vredige beeld van zijn moeder die onder een boom in een papaverveld de laatste brief van haar overleden zoon leest.
Het verhaal is gebaseerd op het authentieke gedicht ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’ van de soldaat Wilfred Owen uit WO I.
|Title||Letter from a Soldier|
|Original title||Letter from a Soldier|
|Genre||one-minute animated short|
|World première / first public presentation||2014-05-14|
|Music||La chanson de la Craonne 1917|
|Running time film||1'|
|Colour||Colour and black-white|
|Supported by||Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Flemish Literature Fund (FLF), Kinepolis, Canvas|
|Production partners||CZAR TV & vzw The Framed Pony's|
2014: Short Film Corner - Cannes Film Festival (FR), Annecy International Animated Film Festival (FR)
The Montreal World Film Festival has picked up The Treatment by Hans Herbots for its 38th edition, taking place from August 21-September 1. Herbots’s psychological thriller will have its international premiere in the festival’s Focus on World Cinema section. In addition, Sahim Omar Kalifa will present his latest short film Bad Hunter in Official Competition. Kevin Meul’s short Cadet and the animation project 12 Minutes About Peace, a collection of 12 one-minute shorts commemorating WWI, are also set to screen in Montreal.
The Treatment stars Geert Van Rampelberg as police inspector Nick Cafmeyer, a man who seems to have it all. Yet a dark shadow hangs over his life: since the age of nine, he has been haunted by the disappearance of his younger brother.
To mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I – much of whose catastrophic trench warfare was waged across Flanders fields – a new collection of a dozen ultra-short films, 12 Minutes About Peace, is released theatrically by Belgium’s Kinepolis cinema chain and will be broadcast on Flemish TV channel VRT. Six of the films, meanwhile, will receive their international premiere at the Annecy International Animation Festival (9-14 June) in France.
The six selected for Annecy are A Battle for Peace by Joost Jansen; Daddy Went. Daddy Did by Joost Jansen and Thomas Ceulemans; Marc James Roels and Emma De Swaef’s Otto; FYI by Wendy Morris; Silvia Defrance’s Letter from a Soldier and Where The Poppies Blow by Michael Palmaers.
Last edited on 22 July 2014