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DVD : RYAN - Genius of Animation

a film by Chris LANDRETH (Canada - 2004) Directed by Chris LANDRETH, RYAN is based on the life of the canadian animator Ryan LARKIN. Thirty years ago, at the National Film Board of Canada, Ryan produced some of the most influential animated films of his time. Then, during the next thirty years, he lived on welfare and panhandles for spare change in downtown Montreal. How could such an art...

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a film by Chris LANDRETH(Canada - 2004)

Directed by Chris LANDRETH, RYAN is based on the life of the canadian animator Ryan LARKIN. Thirty years ago, at the National Film Board of Canada, Ryan produced some of the most influential animated films of his time. Then, during the next thirty years, he lived on welfare and panhandles for spare change in downtown Montreal.
How could such an artistic genius follow this path ?

Thanks to the success of this film, Ryan LARKIN will go back to work by carrying out some spots for MTV Canada. He was working on a new film, "Spare Change", project which he will not have been able to conclude, dying out of a lung cancer the Valentine’s day, February 14, 2007...

DVD NTSC All Zones
Colors
Language : English
Subtitles : French / English

Total Running Time 1h35 approx

 

OSCAR 2005 BEST SHORT FILM

In RYAN we hear the voice of Ryan LARKYN and people who have known him, but these voices speak trough strange, twisted, broken and disembodied 3D-generated characters... people whose appearences are bizarre, humourous or disturbing.

RYAN GÉNIE DE L’ANIMATION - Un film de Chris LANDRETH en DVD - Photo 1
RYAN GÉNIE DE L’ANIMATION - Un film de Chris LANDRETH en DVD - Photo 2

Although incredibly realistic and detailed, RYAN was created and animated without the use of live-action footage, rotoscoping or motion capture, but instead from an original, personal, hand-animated three-dimensional world that Cris calls « psychological realism »...

RYAN GÉNIE DE L’ANIMATION - Un film de Chris LANDRETH en DVD - Photo 3
RYAN GÉNIE DE L’ANIMATION - Un film de Chris LANDRETH en DVD - Photo 4

PLUS :

ALTER EGOS - Documentary by Laurence GREEN - 52 mn

Ryan LARKIN and Chris LANDRETH are "Alter Egos".
Ryan is living every artist’s worst nightmare : losing his ability to create and provide for himself. He panhandies on the street to make ends meet. But more than thirty years ago, he was among the world’s most celebrated animators and an Oscar nominee.
Chris, a rising star animation, is on the opposite trajectory in his career and beginning to experience the kind of adulation Ryan saw decades earlier.

ALTER EGOS - Documentaire de Laurence GREEN en DVD

In this poignant study of artists, addiction and creativity, director Laurence GREENE explores these renowned filmmakers and the reasons for their divergent paths. What appened to Ryan LARKIN ? In his award-winning animated documentary RYAN, Chris tells part of the story. Seamlessly incorporating this film almost in its entirety, and with excerpts of both men’s other Oscars-nominated works, ALTER EGOS delves deeper into the curious tale of Ryan’s descent and explores the complex and utterly fascinating relationship that developed between the two men.

+ BONUS DVD
3 FILMS BY RYAN LARKIN

Syrinx (1965) - un film de Ryan LARKIN en DVD
Syrinx
(1965)
En marchant / Walking (1968) - un film de Ryan LARKIN en DVD
Walking / En marchant
(1968)
Street Musique (1972) - un film de Ryan LARKIN en DVD
Street Musique
(1972)
 

 

2 FILMS BY CHRIS LANDRETH

The End (1995) - un film de Chris LANDRETH en DVD
The End
(1995)
Bingo (1998) - un film de Chris LANDRETH en DVD
Bingo
(1998)

 

  • Comments by Chris LANDRETH,
    Ryan LARKIN & Laurence GREEN about their films
  • Subtitles, menus, biographies in english & french

 

DVD NTSC All Zones
Colors
Language : English
Subtitles : French / English

Total Running Time 1h35 approx

 

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