16th International Children's Film Festival Bangladesh 2023

Opal

(English)

France | 90 min | Animation, Drama | 2021 | Feature Film (Animation) | English

Once upon a time there was a magic kingdom of giant calabash-shaped floating islands, where summer lasted forever, the animals and the inhabitants were immortal. The source of all magic was a young princess called Opal. Legends said that her joy would bring wonders and prosperity to the kingdom. But her sadness would only bring chaos and darkness.

Mr. Alan Bidard

Alan Bidard is an award-winning animation film director from the French island of Martinique in the Caribbean. During the two last decades, he has produced and directed animated feature and short films, animated series, documentaries and live-action films which won more than 200 awards and 400 nominations in festivals worldwide.

Filmography: In 2015, Alan Bidard made history in releasing the first animated feature film ever made in Martinique — “Battledream Chronicle”, awarded by 24 awards and 70 nominations worldwide. Then in 2018, he created the first Caribbean animated TV series awarded by 25 awards and 105 nominations worldwide. As for now, Alan Bidard is the only Caribbean animation film director who won that many recognitions. In love with the animation medium, in 2021, Alan Bidard released his second animated feature film, “Opal”, which has won 135 awards and more than 200 nominations so far.

Screening Schedule

  • 9 Sep
    02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    National Art Gallery, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy

    Segunbagicha, Dhaka

Credits and Casts

Director
Alan Bidard
Story
Alan Bidard
Script/Screenplay
Bella Nazaire
Editor
Alan Bidard
Producer
Alan Bidard
Cinematographer
Alan Bidard
Leading Casts
N/A