In 2015 SILEX FILMS creates SILEX ANIMATION and develops its animation studio in Angoulême (France). The studio was created especially for the production of the 6×52′ documentary series THE ADVENTURERS OF MODERN ART broadcasted on ARTE TV channel in December 2015. SILEX ANIMATION produces projects with strong artistic potential in 2D for TV, cinema and contemporary art. As a line producer, executive producer or coproducer, the studio aims to develop projects as eclectic as the ones produced by SILEX FILMS. Amélie Harrault who directed the short film KIKI OF MONTPARNASSE and co-directed the series THE ADVENTURERS OF MODERN ART is in charge of the artistic direction of the studio.
Title sequence of the series The Adventurers of Modern Art
An animated film by Kajika Aki Ferrazzini
Set in a dystopian world, a young girl runs for her life while cameras broadcast the action. A declaration of love to the memories shaping our dreams.
A 30x3'30'' animated series directed by Phuong Mai Nguyen & Charlotte Cambon de Lavalette, based on the graphic novel by Pénélope Bagieu
The series features portraits of 30 women, some well-known and others less so, who wrote their own destinies, Brazen ladies who were out to tear down prejudice : Apache warrior, Hollywood star, lighthouse keeper, astronaut, empress, pioneers and queens, doctors and athletes, and many others through animated short episodes. Anonymous or well-known, each revolutionary in their own way, these women, wrote their own destinies, changed the world and tore down prejudice.
"Brazen" is the animated adaptation of Pénélope Bagieu’s best-selling graphic novel "Culottées", translated in 17 languages and published in more than 22 countries, Eisner Award for Best U.S. Edition of International Material in 2019.
Le Monde Moderne
A music video by Amélie Harrault
Music video for "Le Monde Moderne" by Calogero (album Les Feux d'artifice)
Kiki of Montparnasse
An animated film by Amélie Harrault
"Kiki of Montparnasse" was the unwary muse of major avant-garde painters of the early twentieth century. Memorable witness of a flamboyant Montparnasse, she emancipated from her status as a simple model and became a Queen of the Night, a painter, a press cartoonist, a writer and a cabaret singer.
The Adventurers of Modern Art
A 6x52' series directed by Amélie Harrault, Pauline Gaillard and Valérie Loiseleux, written by Dan Franck
Adapted from Dan Franck’s literary trilogy "Bohemian Paris", "Libertad!", "Midnight", the story plunges us into Parisian life at the beginning of the 20th century, a hotbed of artistic creation with the blossoming of Fauvism, Cubism, Dadaism, Surrealism…
Through illustrations, animation and original documents, the 6-part series - constructed as a fiction - traces the highs and lows, scandals and celebrations, tragedies and triumphs that shaped the phenomenal period of Modern Art from the basement of the “Bateau-Lavoir“ in 1900 to the last shudders of World War II.