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Feature Film in Competition 8: Zombillenium

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Nobody knows, but the Zombillenium theme park happens to be full of real monsters! When a human, Hector, threatens to disclose the true identity of the park's employees, the vampire park manager has no other choice but to hire him. Hector must escape from his zombie, werewolf and vampire co-workers to see his daughter or he risks ending up as the park's prize attraction.

A bunch of crazy zombies will be invading Annecy 2017 for the Festival’s opening ceremony with Zombillenium, the 3D adaptation of Arthur de Pins’ graphic novel.

Regarded as one of the most innovative graphic novels of its time, Zombillenium is the product of the vivid imagination belonging to French graphic novelist Arthur de Pins.

Chocked full of laughs and featuring a cast of kooky characters, Zombillenium has become a huge success, leading its author to go from strip to screen, which is sure to delight all his fans. With help from co-director Alexis Ducord, this is Arthur de Pins’ first foray into feature filmmaking.

Set to hit French cinemas on October 18th, the original screenplay was written especially for the big screen. Executive producer Henri Magalon explains that: "The idea was really to create a piece of family entertainment with zombies, which is certainly not very common".

Set to music by Eric Neveux and original songs by Mat Bastard, this family comedy will be opening Annecy 2017, as well as competing in the feature competition, presenting the perfect opportunity to measure the full extent of the Zombillenium phenomenon!


Chronicles of the 9th Art

Chronique panoramique by Lewis Trondheim and Jean-Matthieu Tanguy
Before the screening, discover the short film Chronique panoramique by Lewis Trondheim and Jean-Matthieu Tanguy and get into the minds of some passengers on a train.

This short is part of Chronicles of the 9th Art, a collection presented by the NFB, CANAL+ and Sacrebleu Productions that pays tribute to the great affinity between two art forms: comic books and animation. Comprised of four shorts that will be screened during "The Art of Storytelling, from Comics to Animation" Masterclass, this collection will give you an appreciation for the style and imagination of renowned creators from France and Quebec; graphic novelists who are trying their hands at filmmaking.


The film

  • Film identity

    Original title: Zombillénium

    Directed by: Arthur DE PINS, Alexis DUCORD

    Country: Belgium, France

    Year of production: 2017

    Running time: 01 h 20 min

  • Technique

    Category: Feature film

    Techniques used: 3D computer

    Version: Version française sous-titrée anglais

    Process: Colour

    Target public: Kids, Family

  • Credits

    Directed by: Arthur DE PINS, Alexis DUCORD


    Distribution: GEBEKA FILMS, Marc BONNY, URBAN GROUP, Frédéric CORVEZ

    Based on: "Zombillénium", Arthur de Pins

    Artistic direction: Arthur de Pins

    Script: Arthur de Pins, Alexis Ducord

    Graphics: Arthur de Pins, Julien Rossire (personnages/characters), Julien Le Rolland (personnages/characters)

    Storyboard: Simon Andriveau, David Berthier, Nicolas Pawlowski

    Layout: Julien Wieser (superviseur/supervisor), Marie Cerda, Marion Glomot, Philippe Tastet, Ronan Lelièvre

    Sets: Bruno Couchino, Denis Do, Jérôme Perillat-Collomb

    Animation: David Nasser (superviseur/supervisor)

    Compositing: Philippe Jarland, Bruno Lesieur

    Music: Eric Neveux (musique originale/original music) Mat Bastard (chansons/songs)

    Sound: Yann Lacan, Côme Jalibert

    Editing: Benjamin Massoubre

    Voice: Emmanuel Curtil, Alain Choquet, Kelly Marot, Alexis Tomassian, Mat Bastard...