The Gobelins School‘s 2021 school year is over and slowly all the students’ graduation projects are coming out. Among them, one has stolen our hearts more than the others: “The Soloists” signed by Mehrnaz Abdollahina, Feben Elias Woldehawariat, Razahk Issaka, Celeste Jamneck, Yi Liu.
In a small village governed by ridiculous laws, three singing sisters begin rehearsing for the Annual Autumn Festival. Unfortunately, an unexpected event turns their plans upside down.
With brilliance and a dash of black humor, the 5 young filmmakers have used a funny and borderline unlikely story to address a profound theme.
In the village where the three sisters live, practically everything is forbidden, from dancing to riding a bicycle. Absurd, you might say. Yet, nowadays, there are not so few countries in which, especially with regard to women, there are rules and regulations that make it more difficult to express themselves and live.
In addition to the message, we recommend you to pay special attention to the visual and sound design of “The Soloists”. The animated short is developed like children’s pop up books, with sets that you build and take apart, and integrates the use of 2D with 3D. We also encourage you to watch it while wearing earbuds or headphones to appreciate the binaural audio.