Ubu et la Grande Gidouille

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Ubu et la Grande Gidouille
Directed by Jan Lenica
Written byJan Lenica
Alfred Jarry (play)
StarringMichel Poujade
Janine Grillon
Music byJean-Claude Dequéant
CinematographyJulien Pappé
Edited byChantal Rémy
Production
company
Les Films Armorial
Distributed byLes Films de l'Atalante
Release date
1979
11 November 1987
Running time
80 minutes
CountryFrance
LanguageFrench

Ubu et la Grande Gidouille is a 1979 French animated film directed by Jan Lenica. It is based on Alfred Jarry's play Ubu Roi . [1] The film was re-released on 11 November 1987 in France. Michel Poujade (voice of Père Ubu) and Janine Grillon (voice of Mère Ubu) were the main actors. Les Films Armorial was the production company of the film.

Jan Lenica was a Polish graphic designer and cartoonist.

Alfred Jarry French writer

Alfred Jarry was a French symbolist writer who is best known for his play Ubu Roi (1896), a pataphysical work which depicts the bourgeoisie as the super-mediocre. He coined the term and philosophical concept of pataphysics, which uses absurd irony to portray symbolic truths.

<i>Ubu Roi</i> play by Alfred Jarry

Ubu Roi is a play by Alfred Jarry. It was first performed in Paris at the Théâtre de l'Œuvre, causing a riotous response in the audience as it opened and closed on December 10, 1896. It is considered a wild, bizarre and comic play, significant for the way it overturns cultural rules, norms, and conventions. To some of those who were in the audience on opening night, including W. B. Yeats and the poet and essayist Catulle Mendès, it seemed an event of revolutionary importance, but many were mystified and outraged by the seeming childishness, obscenity, and disrespect of the piece. It is now seen by some to have opened the door for what became known as modernism in the twentieth century. It is a precursor to Dada, Surrealism and the Theatre of the Absurd. It is the first of three stylised burlesques in which Jarry satirises power, greed, and their evil practices—in particular the propensity of the complacent bourgeoisie to abuse the authority engendered by success.

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