“Blue Curry” GOBELINS 2021 Graduation Short Film
In the gentle and edifying short film Blue Curry from five animation students at GOBELINS in Paris, a mother invites her son to understand the beauty of diversity on Earth as they prepare dinner together.
Directors Magali Dunyach, Chien-Ju Hung, Jimin Jung, Vajra Pancharia, Léa Pietrzyk “The very first sparkle of this idea came from an Indian myth, in which the god Krishna, as a kid, comes to his mother with mud in his mouth. She forces him to spit it out and when he opens his mouth, she sees the whole universe in it.
“This image gave us the will of treating our subject in a subtle and poetic tone, using visual metaphors. Since we met, we were often gathering around food, and this link between us made the idea of using the cooking process as a story structure.
The curry embodies the vision of diversity, in a warm and sweet way.
“All of this served our wish to tell a multicultural story, that would be enriching, that would push parents to talk to their kids and kids to think about their identity.
“We also wanted a story that could be felt by the largest possible audience. We choose to address it to different generations, through different levels of understanding.
The children can follow Neel’s perception and get amazed by how life is diverse. Older ones can perhaps acknowledge the importance of each and every human being. Meanwhile, the parents can think about the necessity of talking about diversity with their kids, helping them understand who they are and how important that is.”
School: GOBELINS, l’école de l’image
Director/animator: Magali Dunyach, Chien-Ju Hung, Jimin Jung, Vajra Pancharia, Léa Pietrzyk
Producers: Charlotte Baly, Louise Cardenas, Rebecca De Queiroz
Color Grading: David Chantoiseau
Music: Antoine Duchêne
Sound engineer: Laurent Chassaigne
Sound designer: Laurent Jimenez
Foley: Marie Mazière
Mix: Benjamin Cabaj
Voices: Monika Sharma, Aarush Chowdhery
Distribution: Miyu Distribution