Le tableau

Genre: Short
31 min


You are now inside of the painting.

It may look like time has stopped,

but that's not true.

Everyone's just holding their

breath in anticipation!

Do you see that castle over there,

through the branches?

That's where you'll

find the Alldunns.

They think they live in Paradise.

And below them, in the shadows,

down by the foot of the blue tree...

are Ramo and Claire.

Can you see them?

They're in love.

But they have to meet in secret,

because Ramo is an Alldunn,

and my friend Claire is a "Halfie. "

Like me!

Claire asked me to wait for her,

and that was an hour ago.

Now my foot's asleep!

I almost forgot.

There's also the "Sketchies. "

Poor things.

I imagine their lives

must be difficult.

So, in the end they all

look out for themselves.

Sorry, gotta go!

I also have a part

to play in this story...

- Can you see it?

- This way!

Hurry, it's getting away!

Over there! It's headed

toward the lake!

There he is!

Little sneak! Got away!

We're never gonna

find it in the forest!

Leave it.

Who cares about a Sketchie?

Did they catch it?

No! Look, they've come

back empty-handed!

They are hard to see, after all.

Sketchies! They're nothing

but failed scratches!

- Mistakes, really.

- They should be tossed in the trash.


How the Painter left such disgusting

things around is beyond me.

They were his first drawings.

Research, if you will...

They're repugnant.

He should have erased them!

I just don't want them

near the castle.

Yes, but our youngsters need

something to chase!

Quill, will you look at that!

I've never seen

anything so beautiful!

Lower your voice!

Do you want to get caught?

We shouldn't be here.

Look, the stairs!

They're way over there!

That color suits you beautifully, my dear.

You're rather fetching, yourself.

Look, over there!

It's a Halfie!

Has she no self-respect?

I highly doubt she'll

be allowed up here!


I'm not so different.

I'm practically done!

Give it a rest! Get out of here!

You must completely painted

in order to be an Alldunn!

- I know, but...

- Now begone!

Really. How long will it take them to learn

that they are not allowed in the castle?

And the garden is

quite large, is it not?

They have all the

space they need.

There's only one way to

make them understand.

And I hope it happens tonight.

Do you hear them?

They're so hateful.

How far will they go?

I'm scared.

I won't let them hurt you.

I'm not scared for me.

I'm scared for us.

All day I wait for night,

but at night we have to

hide in the shadows!

- I can hardly see your face.

- I can see yours, Claire.

What does it look like?

Tell me.

It's beautiful, yet simple.

Your eyes are perfect blue ovals,

like pools of water.

Your cheeks are golden,

like the sun, and your lips...

are the color of that flower...

pink, with a touch of crimson.

- They have color?

- Of course!

Oh, Ramo, hold me tight!

Now tell me more lies.

Tell me that one day

we can be together.

But they're not lies, Claire.

The Painter is going to come back.

And if he doesn't,

I'll go the ends of the Earth

to find him.

He'll finish the painting.

- Claire, we have to go!

- Lola's right, you can't stay.

I'll meet you by the lake,

later tonight.

Please come with us!

I can't. I have to get

back for the speech.


the Halfies don't like me.

- Claire!

- Go with Lola.

I love you.

- There he is!

- He's about to speak!

My dear friends,

my brothers and sisters!

You have chosen me to represent

and protect your interests.

And so it falls on me,

to say the difficult truths...

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