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The Angst and the Bliss

  • An animated shortfilm by Lucia Malerba and Niccolò Manzolini
  • 2022 12'
  • An Ikki Films production
  • In coproduction with Innervision (France), Kilowatt and Bo Film (Italy)
  • With the support of CNC - FAIA (writing), region Grand Est, of Centre-Val de Loire region (CICLIC), Procirep-Angoa, Emilia-Romagna region, Mibact (Italia) and of the Open Workshop at Viborg
  • Distributed by Varicoloured (Estonia)

On the night of the 14th of July 1933, the writer Raymond Roussel closes the door of his room at the Hotel Des Palmes in Palermo. He swallows pills, drags the mattress to the centre of the room and lies down on it. The next morning his companion, accompanied by a valet, finds his corpse. But is he really dead? Or did he cross a border that he considered unacceptable, that between reality and imagination?

  • Directing and script : Lucia Malerba and Niccolò Manzolini (Mangoosta)Animators: Lucia Malerba and Niccolò Manzolini
    Assistants animators : Lilou Connes, Maud Faverjon and Fiorella Cecchini
    Editing : Lola Capote Ortiz
    Sound Design : Mathieu Z’gragenn
    Mix : Régis Diebold
    Original music : Pierre Bastien
    Colorist : David Chantoiseau



    Selected in 14 festival including the Raindance Film Festival and Carrefour de l’Animation.