“La Detente” by Bertrand Bey and Pierre Ducos

La Détente, a new short by Bertrand Bey and Pierre Ducos of London’s Not To Scale, has been selected to compete at Annecy 2011.

La Détente is an animated short movie set in a trench during the first World War, where a French soldier becomes paralyzed with fear. His mind disconnects from reality and he escapes into a dream world where wars are fought by toys.

Sounds good, looks great. It was recently screened at the Cannes film festival and is currently making the rounds at European film festivals. Here’s the trailer:


  • AltredEgo

    Amazing.

  • Dave

    The premise is interesting and the trailer looks good.

    My only quibble with what I’ve seen so far is that the toys look too much like modern toys , too bright and shiny , not like the kind of lead toy soldiers (http://www.littleleadsoldiers.com/products/54mm_napoleonic/54mm_napoleonic.htm) that a man in World War 1 would have played with as a child.

  • http://www.facebook.com/pages/JM-Urbina-Animation-Director/138440486216374 J.M. Urbina

    Looks A M A Z I N G it´s like Saving private Ryan meets that Disney Silly Symphony with the toys and pastries…what´s the name Jerry?