visual arts Fontevraud-l'Abbaye

Ru Kawahata/

Animation filmmaker

Ru Kawahata

Ru Kawahata is an animated filmmaker graduated from Netherlands Institute for Animation Film of Tilburg the Netherlands. Designer of several internationally projects renowned, her recent film Negative Space, co-directed with her partner Max Porter, in 2017, has screened in over 300 film festivals world-wide and received 120 prizes, including an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Short Film in the 90th Academy Awards.

During her residency in Abbaye royale de Fontevraud, Ru Kawahata developed her project Dandelion Seed, a film that she has wanted to make for the last eight years.  Directly inspired by the artist's experience, the film explores several core themes : Loss of Innocence, Japanese Culture, Fantasy World and Media