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France | 20' | 07/2021 | animation

After an earthquake in Naples bay, the body of a man is found. The Italian police believe the man killed himself 40 years ago. They contact Dino and his daughter Victoria for a DNA test.
During this unexpected journey together, the young woman digs into her father's mysterious past while Dino immerses himself unwillingly in the scenery of his childhood.

Square Eyes - Noir Soleil Clermont
Square Eyes - Noir Soleil Clermont

Marie Larrivé


Marie Larrivé is a painter and a director. After studying classical literature in hypokhâgnes and khâgnes, she studied at ENSAD Paris. Trained in the techniques of stop motion model making, traditional animation and painting, she explores different types of narration.
In 2017, her video Proxima B won the audience award at the Science Po Prize for Contemporary Art. The same year, she took part in the exhibition Apparailler at the Palais de Tokyo which brought together 23 young artists who graduated from ENSAD Paris.
Winner of the Pierre-Gautier Delaye prize in 2019, she benefits from a one-year residency at the Cité internationale des Arts. In 2020, the Miyu gallery organised Eden, a solo exhibition of her paintings and animation work and in 2021, she exhibited at the Openbach Gallery and the Bastille Design Center with Maison Contemporain.


  • Proxima B – 2017 – short film
  • La Chasse aux toiles – 2015 – short film
  • Mélodie pour Agnès – 2013 – short film
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Director: Marie Larrivé
Screenplay: Marie Larrivé
Producer: Eddy: Nicolas de Rosanbo, Céline Vanlint
Co-producer: Respiro Productions: Amélie Quéret
Sound Edit: Pierre Oberkampf, Quentin Romanet
Sound Design: Pierre Oberkampf
Editor: Vincent Tricon
Composer: Maël Oudin, Pierre Oberkampf
Head of animations: Lucas Malbrun
Backgrounds: Marie Larrivé
Animation: Marion Auvin, Ambre Decruyenaere, Romane Granger, Cécile Ladaveze, Morgane Le Péchon, Lucas Malbrun, Jean Baptiste Peltier
Voices: Marc Barbé, Clémence Quélennec, Olivia Corsini


80+ selections, 10+ awards 

Nomination Prix Emile-Reynaud 2021

Select highlights:

  • Semaine de la Critique, France (7 – 15 July, 2021)
    Official Selection
  • Curtas Vila do Conde IFF, Portugal (16 – 25 July, 2021)
    International Competition
  • Concorto Film Festival, Italy (21 – 28 August, 2021)
    International Competition Won: Jury Special Prize and Special Mention from the Youth Jury
  • Imaginaria Animated Film Festival, Italy (23 – 28 August, 2021)
    Main Competition Special Mention
  • Telluride Film Festival, United States (2 – 6 September, 2021)
    Filmmakers of Tomorrow
  • Lille International Short Film Festival, France (17 – 26 September, 2021)
    National Competition Won: Premier Prix National
  • Guadalajara International film Festival, Mexico (1 – 9 October, 2021)
    Official Competition
  • El Gouna Film Festival, Egypt (14 – 22 October, 2021)
    Short Film Competition
  • Uppsala Short Film Festival, Sweden (25 – 31 October, 2021)
    International Competition Won: Uppsala Grand Prix
  • Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival, France (28 January – 5 February, 2022)
    National Competition Won: SACD Award for Best French-Speaking Animation
  • GLAS Animation Festival, United States (6 – 10 April, 2022)
    Official Competition Special Mention


Press materials

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Stills, poster & director’s photo: Click here

Dialogue list: Click here

Downloadable trailer: Click here

Excerpts: Click here

Press Quotes

“Through delicate means, rich nuances, and a daydream-like pace, ‘Noir-Soleil’ manages to capture the intangible feelings of loss and the repercussions of the past.
Review: Noir-Soleil – Under the Volcano’s Crater – Niv Fux