Alfonso Cuaron, Michel Gondry, Sara Driver, Marjane Satrapi, and Emir Kusturica to Direct Animated Anthology TALES FROM THE HANGING HEAD

     March 29, 2012


A curious little project has come to our attention, and it’s quite exciting. A number of international directors are coming together to helm segments of an animated folk tale anthology called Tales from the Hanging Head. Filmmaker Sara Driver spilled the details on the project, revealing that she’ll be directing a story alongside Alfonso Cuaron, Michel Gondry, Marjane Satrapi, and Emir Kusturica. It’s a series of folk tales for children, linked together by the common thread of metamorphosis. Hit the jump for more.

sarah-driver-imageDriver spoke with the Huffington Post and the Columbia Spectator (via The Playlist) about the anthology, giving up a few interesting details:

They’re from different countries, and the stories are from different countries, and Marjane is going to tie it all together with her incredible animation… The directors have to do every effect in camera or by light and shadow or in very tangible ways so that it brings magic to children. I also made all the fairy tales—I adapted them and brought them up to the present, so it’s also about bringing magic into the present day, for children and adults.”

This sounds like a truly inspired idea, and I’m particular excited to see what Cuaron and Gondry come up with for their segments. No details were given as to when production might start or when the film would be finished, but I’d imagine it might take a while to get all the different directors’ segments in. Curaron is busy in post-production on his highly anticipated sci-fi pic Gravity, and Gondry is queuing up his L’ Ecume des jours adaptation Mood Indigo.

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