18 November 2011

Brother Benoît and the Grand Organ

Brother Benoît is a lowly member of a religious community somewhere in France (but you don't need to speak the language to understand this animation - no words are spoken as such). He is given all of the menial work to do.  One day the head of the community tells him to clean the grand organ in the church which is a vast task.  Fortunately he has the help of a half witted hen which wanders in to the church – so all is not lost!

This is a treat – and it is no wonder that Frère Benoît et les Grandes Orgues (to give it its original French name) won the Audience Award at the Soleure film festival in 2010. It is directed and designed by Michel Dufourd and produced by Nadasdy Films. If you are a fan of 2001: A Space Odyssey, hang on in there till the very end!