TV special

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26′

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The Song of the Storms

Le chant des orages

Dur­ing a storm, the ani­mals in a small moun­tain vil­lage start hav­ing strange seizures.Emi­lie, 8, and her best friend Manon decide to inves­ti­gate.They dis­cov­er that there is a link between the song of the storms that Emi­lie is the only one to hear and the instal­la­tion of a radio antenna.

Emilie and Manon, 8 years old, live in a small village in the mountains. During thunderstorms, Emily hears a melodious music emitted by the thunder that the others do not perceive. During an outing in the forest, a thunderstorm breaks out. Emilie is seized by the dissonant thunder music. Around the girls, the animals begin to have strange fits. The two girls decide to investigate the causes. Emily is convinced that there is a connection to the disruption of thunder music. Soon, the girls realize that the village’s new radio was turned on the day before the storm that caused the animals’ seizures.

Director’s statement
The song of the storms was fueled by our childhood passion for science. Our appetite for knowledge inspires the character of Émilie. She is attentive to her environment, has a lot of compassion for animals and she likes to investigate and to go beyond for the ideas she defends.The film raises questions about the balance between the comfort brought by technology and the respect of nature. However, we remain at the level of a child for whom the issues related to technology are complex and secondary to the well-being of animals. The story is not meant to be moralistic on this subject, but seeks to make young viewers aware of these issues. Also, it will not be dramatic, it is a film of adventure and investigation with moments of comedy.

Country of production

France

Target audience

children aged 6+

Animation Technique

2D vector based

Production company

Sacrebleu Productions
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CEE Animation is supported by the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union and co-funded by state funds and foundations and professional organisations from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia.

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