Coppelia combines enchanting animation and live-action dance in a modern retelling of the love story between Swan and Franz, jeopardised by Dr Coppelius and his uncannily beautiful protégé Coppelia. With a diverse and world-class cast, this unconventional adaptation sees Dr Coppelius as a cosmetic surgeon, whose lure of superficial beauty poisons the town. Swan must uncover the truth about the popular newcomer who puts her community and the life of her beloved Franz in danger. As the townspeople come to learn, in an increasingly image-conscious culture, it’s never been more important to be yourself.
2022: JEF Festival (BE); Kaboom Animation Festival (NL)
2021: Annecy International Animation Festival (FR); San Francisco Dance Film Festival (US); Cambridge Film Festival (UK)
2022: Film Score of the Year - International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA); Best Original Score for a Fantasy/Science Fiction/Horror Film - International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA)
2021: Best Fiction Feature - Cambridge Film Festival (UK); Best Feature - San Francisco Dance Film Festival (US)
Submarine (NL), MotionWorks (DE), 3 Minutes West (NL)
Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Screen Flanders, Netherlands Film Fund, Netherlands Film Production Incentive, Dutch Cultural Media Fund, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung (MDM) Deutscher Filmförderfond (DFF), Nordmedia, FFA Filmförderungsanstalt, Dreyfa, Creative Industries Fund, Tax Shelter of the Federal Government of Belgium and investors, Creative Europe Programme MEDIA