The Angst and the Bliss
- An animated shortfilm by Lucia Malerba and Niccolò Manzolini
- 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 at Raindance Film Festival and Carrefour de l’Animation.