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A series by Mai Nguyen & Charlotte Cambon, based on the comics by Pénélope Bagieu


"Brazen" is the animated adaptation, in a 30x3’30 format, of Pénélope Bagieu’s work, originally published online on "Le Monde.fr" then edited by Gallimard in 2016. An international bestseller, 370 000 books have already been sold in the world. The comics have been translated and published in 19 countries.

The portraits of 30 women, each revolutionary in their own way. 30 women who wrote their own destinies and changed the world : an Apache warrior, a Hollywood star, a lighthouse keeper, a cosmonaut, an empress. Whoever they were and wherever they came from, those Brazen ladies were out to tear down prejudice.


Fall 2019


France Télévisions

Technical film summary

Directed by : Mai Nguyen & Charlotte Cambon
Teaser directed by : Sarah Saidan
Written by : Emilie Valentin & Elise Benroubi
Storyboard artists : Mai Nguyen, Charlotte Cambon
Character design : Sarah Saidan
Format : Series 30x3'30
Techniques : 2D animation
Production : Silex Films
Producers : Priscilla Bertin, Judith Nora, Arnaud Colinart
Animation studio : Silex Animation
Line producer : Philippine Gelberger
Adapted from : "Brazen, Rebel Ladies Who Rocked The World", comics by Pénélope Bagieu (originally published by Gallimard, France, in 2016-2017)
Series French title : Culottées
International sales : MIAM! Animation

Festival selections

Cartoon Forum 2017
NY IFP Film Week 2017

“BRAZEN”, the comics in the world

VALEROSAS, Mujeres que solo hacen lo que ellas quieren (Spain)
Dibbuks, August 2017

UNERSCHROCKEN,15 Porträts außergewöhnlicher Frauen (Germany)
Reprodukt, September 2017

Du Books, October 2017

WERELDWIJVEN, Vrouwen die de wereld naar hun hand zetten (The Netherlands)
Scratch, January 2018

BRAZEN, Rebel Ladies who rocked the world (USA/UK)
Macmillan/Penguin, March 2018

INDOMITE, Storie di donne che fanno ciò che vogliono (Italy)
Bao Publishing, March 2018

TUPECIARY, O kobietach, które robia to, co chca (Poland)
Bec Zmiana, March 2018

OUSADAS, Mulheres que Só Fazem o que Querem (Brasil)
Nemo, July 2018

DESTEMIDAS, Mulheres que Só Fazem o que Querem (Portugal)
Levoir, July 2018

Also : China, Korea, Turkey, Denmark, Sweden, Slovenia, Russia