• Hibiscus Season

    Directed by Éléonore Goldberg
    Canada | 10 minutes |

The family of Rachel, an 8-year-old French girl, lives in Kinshasa in a house overlooking the Congo River. Following the usual routine (shopping, lunch, nap...) the city is subjected to violent looting by Zairean soldiers.

In competition for Best Animated Short

film details

Director: Éléonore Goldberg
Producers: Nicolas Dufour-Laperrière
Screenwriter: Éléonore Goldberg
Editor: Éléonore Goldberg & Stéphane Calce
Music: Stéphane Calce
Original Language Title: La saison des hibiscus
Country: Canada
Language: In French with English subtitles.
Year: 2020
Running Time: 10 minutes
Primary Company: La Distributrice de Films
Contact Email: serge@ladistributrice.ca
Website: http://www.ladistributrice.ca/catalogue-films/la-saison-des-hibiscus/

director biography

Eleonore Goldberg is a Franco-Canadian animation filmmaker, author and cartoonist. She has published her graphic novels with collectives since 2006. She illustrated the graphic novel La demoiselle en blanc (2016, Éditions Mécanique générale), and she wrote the novel Maisons fauves (2019, Éditions Triptyque). The animated short-film Wandering was nominated at the Gala du cinéma québécois in 2014. In 2017, Éléonore completed My Yiddish Papi, with Picbois Productions and the National Film Board of Canada. She also teachs drawing, illustration and animation since 2013.

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