For a long time now, here on Collater.al we have been telling you about the excellences trained at the École de l’image Gobelins, the incredible school of Art and Visual Communication in Paris that every year deliver great talents.
Today we would like to present COFFIN, the animated short film made by the students Yuanqing Cai, Nathan Crabot, Houzhi Huang, Mikolaj Janiw, Mandimby Lebon and Théo Tran Ngoc.
COFFIN tells the story of a man who returns home after work and has to deal with his noisy housemates. It is an apparently simple story, but in reality, it hides a strong social commentary.
In China, Coffin Homes are very cheap flats rented out to people who cannot afford to spend a lot of money. However, these spaces conceal many more inconveniences than comforts: the rooms are tiny and contain numerous coffin beds crammed together. Needless to say, sleep and survival become difficult and inhuman in such living conditions.
The short film COFFIN takes a close look at this problem through the eyes of a tenant and tells one of the terrible consequences of overcrowding and capitalist development in southern China.
Directors: Yuanqing CAI, Nathan CRABOT, Houzhi HUANG, Mikolaj JANIW, Mandimby LEBON, Théo TRAN NGOC
Team contact: [email protected]
Soundtrack: Arthur DAIRAINE ANDRIANAIVO
Sound design and Mix: Mathieu TIGER
Production: GOBELINS, l’école de l’image – Moïra MARGUIN
Distribution: Miyu Distribution – Luce GROSJEAN
Words by Federica Cimorelli