Title: Melting Heart Cake
Director: Benoît Chieux
Script: Benoît Chieux
Animation: Pierre-Luc Granjon, Marjolaine Parot, Chaïtane Conversat
Music: Pablo Pico
Voices: Gabriel Le Doze, Christophe Lemoine, Maryne Bertieaux, Bruno Magne, Caroline Combes, Fred Colas
Production: Sacrebleu Productions
Awards: 2019 – Prix de la Compétition Jeune Public – Festival du Film Court en Plein Air de Grenoble (France)
To share her chocolate “cœur fondant” with her friend, Anna must cross a glacial forest. Said forest is haunted by a new resident, a terrifying bearded giant. All animals that cross his path disappear and, of course, the mole’s route leads to him… but the giant has a warmer heart than it may seem.
Benoît Chieux. Author of the graphic creation of My Little Planet (1995), graphic designer and screenwriter of L’Enfant au grelot (Stuttgart Award 1997, Cartoon d’or 1998), co-director with Damien Louche-Pelissier of Potato and the kitchen garden (Pulcinella d’or 2001), Benoît Chieux contributed for several years to the success of the studio Folimage. In 2004, he became the author of the Mica series and then joined JacquesRémy Girerd for the feature film Mia and the Migou, of which he wasthe graphic designer and the artistic director. In 2013, he co-directed with Jacques-Rémy Girerd the feature film Tante Hilda! In 2014 he made his first short film Tigres à la queue leu leu. His last short film, Midnight’s garden, was nominated to the Cesar awards 2016.