"Uncle Thomas, Accounting for the Days" by Regina Pessoa received two awards in Annecy, including the Jury Special Prize
"Uncle Thomas, Accounting for the Days" by Regina Pessoa received two awards, including the Jury Special Prize, at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival that took place over 5 days, from June 10 to 15, in that French city.
Regina Pessoa's return to the Annecy International Animated Film Festival, which received Cristal d'Annecy in 2005 for her film "Tragic History with a Happy Ending", proved to be a triumph. Her "Uncle Thomas, Accounting for the Days" was awarded the Special Jury Prize at the official awards ceremony.
"Uncle Thomas, Accounting for the Days", whose soundtrack is written by the composer Normand Roger, also received the Prize for Best Original Music, sponsored by SACEM.
This 13-minute short film, distributed and promoted by AGENCIA - Portuguese Short Film Agency and co-produced between Portugal (Abi Feijó, Ciclope Filmes), France (Reginald de Guillebon, Les Armateurs) and Canada (Julie Roy, ONF), describes the special relationship between Regina Pessoa and her uncle. The film is a testament of her love for this eccentric, who was an artistic inspiration and played a key role in her becoming a filmmaker. A moving tribute to a poet of the everyday.
Regina Pessoa was born in Coimbra and graduated in Painting from the Faculty of Fine Arts of Porto. In 1992, she started to work as an animator in the film "The Outlaws"" by Abi Feijó. She did animation and graphic research for the film "Fado Lusitano" and animation in sand for the film "Stowaway", both films by Abi Feijó. In 1996 she starts directing. Her films obtained a vast recognition, winning countless awards and becoming inescapable references. All her films are in the Portuguese National Cinema Plan, being studied by children and young students in schools in Portugal. In 2016, she became Senior Lecturer at FILMAKADEMIE - Germany and in 2018 she was invited to be a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.