SHORT FILMS 39: One Million Kingdoms

Artist Pierre Huyghe's 'One Million Kingdoms' won't be seen on TV or in the cinema. Instead, it will appear in a gallery, The French Pavilion at La Biennale di Venezia. Production company Sparx created 2D and 3D animation to represent the artist's idea that the lunar landscape becomes a visualisation of sound. So Ann Lee, a manga character, wanders through peaks which rise and fall depending on the pitch of a text written by Huyghe but spoken by a fictive 1960s Neil Armstrong.

Production company: Anna Sanders Films

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Paris 75003


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Director: Pierre Huyghe

Producer: Anna Vaney

Animation Director: Michel Raimbault

Post-production company: Sparx*

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Paris 75116


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Flame Artist: Vincent Burgstahler