by Anthony GROSS & Hector HOPPIN
1934 / 35mm / b&w / sound / 1S / 9' 18

Joie de vivre 1934 SD

"A tone poem [in which] two woodland sprites dance about, atop power lines and among flowers and leaves, while being pursued. Everyone spends some time pulling levers to switch trains, too."

“Anthony Gross is best known as a printmaker and painter. The animated films he made with American Hector Hoppin reflect his distinctive graphic style, but add a sophisticated choreography of lines and space. The escapist theme of the film developed from an earlier suite of etchings called ‘Sortie d’Usine’ (1931).” —David Curtis

“Their most popular and successful work, ‘La Joie de vivre’ is one of the most technically adept animations ever made and hailed as ‘frisky, naughty and bursting with raw power… a milestone in the development of an international style of animation on par with the Art Deco movement.” —Wikipedia

Courtesy: Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant-Garde Film 1893-1941


distribution format Digital file on server
screen 4/3 (single screen)
speed 29,976 fps
sound sound
rental fee 34,00 €