Aaaah !

Screaming wildly, a gaggle of children runs across the school playground: “Aaaah!”. A group gathers by the slide, waiting for a turn to let out a brief shout of joy. Two start to fight: “Aaaah!” – that hurts! One child is with the school nurse: Now say “Aaaah!”. A charmingly grotesque animated short about a world dancing to the tune of the adults, in which “Aaaah!” is a cry of outrage, of anger, of joy – in short, the full spectrum of young emotions.
by Osman Cerfon France 2023 other 5’ Colour International premiere | Animation recommendation: 9 years and up


Director Osman Cerfon
Screenplay Osman Cerfon
Animation Quentin Marcault, Hippolyte Cupillard, Osman Cerfon, Martin Touzé
Editing Catherine Aladenise
Sound Arnaud Kalmes
Sound Design Denis Vautrin
Production Managers Pierre Boivin, Constance Le Scouarnec, Félix Régnier
Producers Emmanuel-Alain Raynal, Pierre Baussaron

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Osman Cerfon

The French animation filmmaker first studied graphic design before moving on to animated film direction at La Poudrière in Bourg-lès-Valence, France. While there, he made three films including his graduation film Tête-à-tête. He then worked as screenwriter and technician for several projects. Both parts of his Chroniques de la poisse have screened at festivals including Annecy and Hiroshima. Since 2013, he has been closely working with the animation studio Miyu Productions who produced his Locarno award-winning short film Je sors acheter des cigarettes.

Filmography (animated films)

2012 Hors d’oeuvre · L’important c’est de gagner · Tête à tête · Chroniques de la poisse : Pas de peau pour l’ours · Chroniques de la poisse : Comme des lapins 2013 Best Bugs 2014 Vaudou Miaou 2018 Dans un jardin anglais · Je sors acheter des cigarettes 2023 Aaaah !

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2023