Sita chante le blues est un film réalisé par Nina Paley avec les voix de Aseem Chhabra, Bhavana Nagulapally. "Sita Sings the Blues" is based on the Hindu epic "The Ramayana". The film uses several different styles of animation to separate and identify the parallel narratives. Nina is an animator whose husband moves to India, then dumps her by email. In his absence, Ravana abducts Sita and demands that she submit to him on pain of death. Mercredi 24 octobre 2018, 15h00 - Salle Georges Franju → 16h25 (82 min) Sita chante le blues (Nina Paley / Etats-Unis-Inde / 2008 / 82 … Séances passées. Paley was born in Urbana, Illinois,[3] the daughter of Jean (Passovoy) and Hiram Paley. In the film, they serve as a more traditional style of dramatic narrative, although the dialogue is frequently ironic, inappropriately modern, or otherwise humorous. In April 2009, the Hindu Janajagruti Samiti started a petition calling for a complete ban on the movie and initiation of legal action against all those who have been involved in its production and marketing, believing its portrayal of the Ramayana to be offensive, with some members going so far as to call it "a derogatory act against the entire Hindu community. In 2018, she completed her second animated feature, Seder-Masochism, a retelling of the Book of E… [7], She attended local elementary and high schools, graduating from University High School in 1986. It intersperses events from the Ramayana, light-hearted but knowledgeable discussion of historical background by a trio of Indian shadow puppets, musical interludes voiced with tracks by Annette Hanshaw and scenes from the artist's own life. [32], Because of obstacles in clearing the rights to Hanshaw's recordings for the Sita Sings the Blues, Paley took active part in the free culture movement. 85 min. Sita chante le blues de Nina Paley... Sita, déesse indienne et épouse dévouée, est répudiée par son mari, Rama. Namaste Sita ! Partisane de la gestion individuelle, la réalisatrice a choisi de diffuser son film sous licence libre… The finished work premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival on February 11, 2008[18][19] and had its North American premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 25, 2008. Elle décide de partir seule à la rencontre d'autres dieux, et chante ses aventures et ses émotions. After a month of no contact, he calls to inform his wife that the contract has been extended another year. It intersperses events from the Ramayana, light-hearted but knowledgeable discussion of historical background by a trio of Indian shadow puppets, musical interludes voiced with tracks by Annette Hanshawand scenes from the artist's own life. I made "Sita Sings the Blues." The slick, bold style – driven by digital animation software – is at odds with the somewhat rustic quality of the old musical recordings but allows close synchronization with the vocals. Although anyone is free to distribute the film, distributors who do so while giving a part of the profits to the artist can get the artist's endorsement and use the "creator-endorsed" logo on their promotional materials. Festival Internacional de Cine DerHumALC, June 2009. She added to the source: "No one has to like it. The Rajput style of brush painting was principally enacted on manuscripts and commonly employed in the telling of epics such as the Ramayana. Paley estimated her total hours of work on the film to 9,360 and calculated she needed 6,240 people to see the 1.5-hour long film to make an "attention profit". [42] The website for Sita Sings the Blues includes a wiki where its fans contributed translated subtitles for the DVD of the film. She was previously married to Liam. Elle décide de partir seule à la rencontre d'autres dieux, et chante ses aventures et ses émotions. "Sita Sings the Blues" is an animated feature (72 minutes) based on Sita's adventures in the ancient Indian epic the Ramayana. Nina Paley est une dessinatrice et animatrice américaine née le 3 mai 1968 à Urbana dans l'État de l'Illinois aux États-Unis.. Alors qu'elle est largement connue comme artiste et souvent en tant qu'auteur de Nina's Adventures, Fluff et The Hots, ses récentes productions sont du domaine de l'animation notamment Sita Sings the Blues (Sita chante le blues). He sends a golden hind, Maricha, past their dwelling to distract Rama, who tries to impress Sita by hunting the hind into the woods. Rama overhearing one of his subjects beating and ejecting an unfaithful consort (claiming he is no Rama to accept and forgive her unfaithfulness), he reluctantly orders his brother Lakshman to abandon Sita in the forest. [23], Paley has qualified this distribution strategy as a financial success, citing that it earned $132,000 from March 2009 to March 2010. While she was visiting New York City on business concerning her third comic strip, The Hots, her husband terminated their marriage. L'extraordinaire parallèle entre 2 époques, 2 femmes, 2 cultures, admirablement animé par la dessinatrice américaine Nina Paley. It is astonishingly original. Episodes with dialogue from the Ramayana are enacted using painted figures of the characters in profile, which strongly resemble the 18th-century Indian tradition of Rajput painting. Her personal crisis caused her to see more deeply into the Ramayana, the Indian epic, which she had encountered in India, and motivated her to produce a short animation which combines an episode from the Ramayana with a torch song recorded in 1929 by Annette Hanshaw, "Mean To Me". [12][13], On January 18, 2013, Paley announced that she has changed the Creative Commons license for the film from "CC-BY-SA" (the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-alike 3.0 Unported license) to "CC-0" (public domain); she made the ownership rights change in response to the continual red tape of rights procurement, even under the share-alike license. Nina Paley Paley’s award-winning 2009 animated musical interpretation of the Hindu epic Ramayana has earned widespread critical praise, a 100% rating on RottenTomatoes, and continued places on best-of lists. Distressed and disappointed by Rama's actions during her reunion with Rama, Sita prays to the earth goddess, Bhumi-Devi, to swallow her as final proof of her purity and devotion, and the prayer is duly answered, despite the pleas of Rama and Lakshman. Nina (the filmmaker Nina Paley herself) is an artist who discovers parallels to her own life in Sita's story when her husband - in India on a work assignment - decides to end their marriage via email. and walks on her pregnant stomach…. The scene "This Land Is Mine" was first posted in 2012, and by 2014 had received 10 million views. Full Interview. During these sections, the ideas and contradictions raised over the course of the puppets' discussions are visualized in animated photographic compositions in the background. Comparison of the epic poem and film leads to significant contradictions as the role of Sita in both illustrates a different story. Séances. [citation needed], Since its release, Sita Sings the Blues has attracted limited but consistent acclaim from critics. L’artiste Nina Paley, à la fois illustratrice et animatrice, s’est amusée à créer un clip musical rythmé à la perfection qui met en scène des sculptures anciennes. Make social videos in an instant: use custom templates to tell the right story for your business. Nina Paley est une personnalité à part du monde de l'animation. Le clip animé a été réalisé par Nina Paley à qui l’on doit “Sita Sings the Blues” et bien d’autres productions récompensées à l’international. [2], She has published much of her work, including Nina’s Adventures, Fluff, and all original work in Sita Sings The Blues, under a copyleft licence. À partir de 9 ans . The song sung in the honey rich, plaintive voice of Annette Hanshaw, the … [8] She illustrated a "History of the North Pole" comic in collaboration with University High School history teacher Chris Butler, and attended the University of Illinois, studying art for two years before dropping out. [2] She is perhaps best known for creating the animated feature film Sita Sings the Blues, based on the Ramayana, with parallels to her personal life. [29][30] In Poland, the film was screened at the ANIMATOR film festival where it was chosen by the audience as the festival's best feature-length animated film. [17] Paley later added episodes and other material to the work, which is now called Sita Sings the Blues. Aseem Chhabra, Bhavana Nagulapally, and Manish Acharya provided the voices for three silhouettes, traditional Indian shadow puppets. Author Nina Paley Posted on May 22, 2008 May 22, 2008 Categories Animation, art, Ego, festivals, film, Publicity Bitch, Ramayana, Sita Sings the Blues 8 Comments on Press for Success “a tiny slice of the world” Apparently an American distributor rejected Sita Sings the Blues because, culturally, … A while later, Nina flies to a meeting in New York, where she receives a brief e-mail from her husband telling her that their relationship is over. Bewildered by his callous indifference to their separation, Nina sublets their apartment, leaves their beloved cat behind, and joins her husband in India. [4] Her family was Jewish. > Nina Paley a mis cinq ans à écrire, dessiner, animer, réaliser, produire seule son film d'animation Sita chante le blues qui rencontre un grand succès à travers le monde, le film ayant déjà remporté une trentaine de prix et récompenses. The 3½ minute film was a considerable success at festivals and resulted in an invitation to the Sundance Film Festival. Contradicting movie industry expectations, the more people saw Sita online, the more they sought it out in theaters and film festivals. Exiled artist and poet Mustafa embarks on a journey home with his housekeeper and her daughter; together the trio must evade the authorities who fear that the truth in Mustafa’s… Country: Canada, France, Lebanon, Qatar, USA. She accompanies Rama back to the palace and soon falls pregnant. Sita in Paley’s film plays an entirely different role under her own personalized image. [25], Film critic Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times enthused, "I am enchanted. Nina Paley, a syndicated comic-strip artist, has taken three thematic elements and woven them together in a bright, colorful 2-D animated feature about heartbreak. [16] The film was released for free download starting in early March, 2009 "at all resolutions, including broadcast-quality, HD and film-quality image sequences", at the time licensed under "CC-BY-SA". [48] She was a signatory to an open letter published by The Sunday Times defending J. K. Rowling against criticism for alleged transphobia. Aided by the monkey prince Hanuman, Rama eventually discovers Sita's location and brings the monkey army to assist in her rescue. Reena Shah contributed the voice of the Sita character, in addition to choreographing and performing the dance sequences rotoscoped by Paley for the animation. I always imagine an audience of smart, compassionate people I’d enjoy spending time with. "[26], The New York Times also praised the film's ingenuity, commenting that "[it] evokes painting, collage, underground comic books, Mumbai musicals and 'Yellow Submarine' (for starters)," and praised Paley for her use of 2D animation: "A Pixar or DreamWorks extravaganza typically concludes with a phone book’s worth of technical credits. She wrote and performed the song "Copying Isn't Theft" meant to be freely remixed by other people,[36] with the animated clip issued as Minute Meme #1. Nina Paley – 1 h 22 - VOST Sita est une belle déesse indienne qui connaît de nombreux tourments avec son mari, le dieu Rama. They link episodes of the Ramayana with a lively, unscripted discussion of their personal impressions and knowledge of the epic. Sita Sings the Blues is Nina Paley’s creative interpretation of the Hindu epic, The Ramayana. The film captures the darker side of Sita’s life and portrays her crying for her fate. "Sita's free: Landmark copyleft animated film is now licensed CC0", "Having a wonderful time, wish you could hear", "Nina Paley's Epic Breakups: Good Women Done Wrong in India". [17] The freely downloaded files counted as "promotional copies" and were exempt from payments to the copyright holders of the songs.[1]. The production was largely completed by Nina Paley, with support from Jake Friedman in the "Battle of Lanka" scene,[7] primarily using 2D computer graphics and Flash Animation. The film is a compact expression of the conflict between the increasing human population and the ecosystem in which it must live. Nina Paley, Director: Sita Sings the Blues. Sita remains staunchly devoted to Rama and refuses to entertain the idea; Ravana sets a deadline for the ultimatum and Sita waits faithfully for Rama to rescue her. Nina Carolyn Paley[1] (born May 3, 1968) is an American cartoonist, animator, and free culture activist. C’est armée d’une caméra super-8 que Nina Paley explore divers procédés, du stop-motion au collage. To conceive of a film like this is a greater miracle. [10], Without a distributor, Nina Paley was unable to pay the approximately $220,000 that the copyright holders originally demanded. Sita chante le blues, un film de Nina Paley | Synopsis : Sita, déesse indienne et épouse dévouée, est répudiée par son mari, Rama. An animated version of the epic Indian tale of Ramayana set to the 1920s jazz vocals of Annette Hanshaw. 16h30 : Sita chante le blues de Nina Paley (USA / Inde, 2008) Mardi 20 octobre 2020 : 14h30 : Wadjda de Haifaa al-Mansour (Arabie Saoudite, 2012) 16h30 : I am not a witch de Rungano Nyoni (Royaume Uni / France / Allemagne, 2017) Mercredi 21 octobre 2020 : 14h30 : Kié la petite peste de Isao Takahata (Japon, 1981) 16h30: Courts métrages : petites filles du monde (Israël / … Hindus, Strongly Protest against movie denigrating Devi Sita! [49][50], In 2011, she began making art quilts. "[31] Another protestor at the same event suggested: "Trying to promote India's rich culture in such a way is appalling. Gotham Independent Film Awards, Dec 2008. Divinités indiennes version Betty Boop, monstres humains et humains monstrueux, lamentations jazzy et sitar électrique, c'est drôle, intelligent, cruel, incisif, génial ! Sita, Rama's wife, determines to accompany her beloved husband, although the woods are dangerous and overrun with demons and evil spirits. A devout person cannot begin to imagine what Nina Paley has conjured up and graphically crystallised in this film wherein Lord Ram often kicks Sita…. Roger Ebert wrote of it, “I am enchanted. The background in each scene is usually static and the poses of each character are kept minimal, with movement achieved by simply transporting the character across the screen in its set position. Based on a work at www.sitasingstheblues.com. In 2002, Paley moved to Trivandrum, India, where her husband had taken a job. The ancient mythological and modern biographical plot are parallel tales, sharin… Sita Sings the Blues is a 2008 American animated musical romantic comedy-drama film written, directed, produced and animated by American artist Nina Paley. Nina Paley is an animat... "Sita Sings the Blues" is based on the Hindu epic "The Ramayana". Sita lacks satisfaction and happiness that she had in the epic poem. The Ramayana of Valmiki is an epic poem portraying the ideal relationship between Rama and Sita. Her husband then accepts the offer of a six-month contract working in Trivandrum, India, and moves there alone to take up the position. [5][6] Her father was a mathematics professor at the University of Illinois and was mayor of Urbana for a term in the early 1970s. The film uses a pared-down adaptation of the legend that retains many of its finer details while adopting a perspective sympathetic towards Sita; in the director's words, the film is "a tale of truth, justice and a woman’s cry for equal treatment."[2]. Rotten Tomatoes reports that 100% of critics have given the film a positive review, based on 32 reviews, with an 8.27/10 review average. Sita Sings the Blues by Nina Paley is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States License . [26][27][28] Reviewers compared Paley's style to Monty Python, and praised the film's irreverent humor. Retrouvez infos & avis sur une large sélection de DVD & Blu-ray neufs ou d'occasion. Largely for music, copyright clearance and distribution. Sita is a goddess separated from her beloved Lord and husband Rama. Paley plans to make money through voluntary payments, ancillary products, sponsorships, the aforementioned limited DVD sales, and possibly other methods.[1]. [4], The voices are clearly contemporary and somewhat irreverent, unlike their visualisations, which further establishes the theme of contrast between "ancient tragedy and modern comedy";[5] Chhaya Natak shadow theatre, for example, was commonly used in retellings of the Ramayana.[6]. Early support was obtained for the project through a crowd-funding campaign on Kickstarter. In addition to the central numbers recorded by Hanshaw, music was provided by Rohan, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Nik Phelps, Todd Michaelsen, and Reena Shah of the duo My Pet Dragon and by Pierre-Jean Duffour, composer and musician for the band Masaladosa. [16] The film was screened at more than 150 film festivals globally[20] and was broadcast on PBS in New York City. Dear Audience, I hereby give Sita Sings the Blues to you. [23] The New York Times review of Sita described it as "ambitious and visually loaded" and the film was named a NYT Critic's Pick. It conveys the kind of restlessness inherent in the story and achieves a more light-hearted, universal tone with its simple, highly stylized renderings of character and environments. 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