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[April 4 2014] : art

La Faim / Hunger

La Faim / Hunger by Peter Foldès

It’s now been 40 years since the animated film La Faim (Hunger) by Peter Foldes came out. A satire of self-indulgence in a hungry world. Not unlike today. Rapidly dissolving, reshaping images, made with the aid of a computer, create a stark contrast between abundance and want. A man eats, at first sparingly, but his appetite grows to gluttony, greed, and gratification of every desire. The nightmare that finally haunts him is the one that hangs over our disparate world. The film received a Special Jury Prize at the 1974 Cannes Film Festival, a BAFTA Award for Best Animation Film, and was the first computer-animated film to be nominated for an Academy Award.

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