BEFORE I WAS SAD (avant j'étais triste) 2002

play the movie

 

"Before I was sad" is a very short animation movie about the utopia of integration. It's the story of a gay man, sad of the gay way of life and trying to be "normal". The movie shows ironically that integration could destroy all the differences.

 

award

- 2nd place expérimental / Athens international film & video festival

exhibitions

- Lange nacht der museem / Schwules museum Berlin 05
- hertzoscorpio / Oeira Portugal 04

festivals

- festival national du film d'animation / Auch
- 4e journées du film d'animation, images au pôle / Orléans
- Gay & lesbian film festival / Paris
- les inattendus / Lyon
- Evreux film festival
- Off-court / Trouville
- traverses video / Toulouse

- Vues d’en face / Grenoble
- le jour le plus court / Ruffec
- Borderline / Paris
- festival international du film de Dieppe
- festival du carré blanc / Belves
- Festival du film de Vendôme
- courtisez-moi / Reims
- nouveau cinéma / Paris
- In&Out / Nice
- festival du documentaire / Saint Martin
- éCrans mixtes / Lyon

- Gay & lesbian film festival / Bruxelles
- Pink screen / Bruxelles
- Gay & lesbien film festival / Milano
- Audiovisiva / Milano
- Pesaro international festival Nuovo Cinema
- Meeting dela creativita / Salerno
- Imaginiria film festival / Conversano

- international video art show / Valencia
- Lesgaicinemad / Madrid
- IVAHM / Madrid
- Gijon international film festival
- Videolab / Coimbra
- Indielisboa
- Gay & lesbien film festival / London
- radical film festival / Glasgow
- Reading experimental film festival
- Slack vidéo / Hull

- Cork film festival
- Xperimental 4.0 / Pantheon Gallery Cyprus
- International film festival / Bergen
- Exground / Wiesbaden
- Kurzfilmwoche / Regensburg
- Director Lounge / Berlin
- Dok Leipzig
- Mezipatra / Brno & Prague Czech republic
- Tampere internationial film festival
- Streaming festival / Den Haag
- Isola cinema / Slovenia
- Politically incorrect film festival / Ljubjlana
- Human rights film festival / Vilnius
- Ankara film festival
- !f Istanbul film festival
- film front / Novi Sad
- Videomedeja / Novi Sad
- Pride 04 / Geneve
- videology / Volgograd
- Q film festival / Jakarta

- Vybgyor Short and documentary festival / Thrissur
- Larzish / Bombay
- dotmov / Melbourne
- mix Brasil / Rio, Sao Paulo, Brasilia

- ProgMe / Rio de Janeiro
- festival of sexual diversity / Rosario
- Festival internacional de cine independiente / Bueno Aires
- Festival internacional de cine / Cali
- Valvidia international film festival
- Fenaco / Lambayeque

- transcinema / Lima
- Image + Nation / Montreal
- Haida Gwaii film festival / Canada
- Mix / New-York
- Athens international film & video festival
- Frameline / San Francisco
- Reeling / Chicago
- Inside Out / Toronto
- Outfest / Los Angeles

screenings

- Jerk Festival / Paris
- Borderline / Paris
- Shot in the Back / Paris
- 4e journées du film d'animation, images au pôle / Orléans
- France Doc / Paris
- Suis Mauvais genre ? / cinémathèque de Toulouse

- court mais trash / Bruxels
- nuit du court-métrage / Lausanne
- le phare / Geneve
- Metricubi / Venesia
- Retrospective / cinematheque Ljubjana
- Unexpectedly political films / Malmö
- eyedrum gallery / Atlanta
- Cinemateca Univalle / Cali

- American tour retrospective: Moma (New York) + International house (Philadelphia) + Massachussetts College of Art (Boston) + Frequent Small Meals (Atlanta) + Oberlin College + New Orleans + Austin film Society + Echo park Film Forum (Los Angeles) + Artists Television Access (San Francisco) + Northwest film forum (Seattle) + Cinema project (Portland) + Chicago filmmakers Co-op + Centre Phi (Montréal)
- Heure Exquise screenings: Palais des Beaux-Arts (Lille) + les saisons numériques (Paris)

TV

- Galaxie gay / Canal + 2002

distribution

Heure Exquise
Le Fort, Avenue de Normandie, B.P.113, 59370 Mons-en-Baroeul France
tel : +33 3 20 432 432
fax : +33 3 20 432 433
contact@exquise.org
www.exquise.org

Light Cone
41 quai de loire, 75019 Paris France
tel : +33 1 46 59 01 53
fax : +33 1 46 59 03 12
lightcone@ligthcone.org
www.lightcone.org

NORTH AMERICA :
Frameline
145 9th Street, Suite 300, San Francisco CA 94103 USA
+1 415 703 8650
maura@frameline.org
www.frameline.org

technical informations

digital files
2 minutes, color, stereo, french dialogues (with or without english subtitles)