During the first moments of L'extraordinaire voyage de Marona, a pavement drawing of a curled-up dog blinks its eyes a few last times. Marona is bidding farewell, while the wind blows away the chalk dust. This heralds the start of a mind-blowing animation. The dying pet reminisces about its various owners – from street performers to builders. The more experiences we watch the dog have, the more melancholy invades its life.
The story’s mainstay is the animation that seems entirely random. Cut-out water colours traverse the screen, sets consist of a couple of lines and fluidly transform. One moment we are zooming through a cardboard Paris, the next, Mondrianesque surroundings appear or planets pass by. Entirely free, as if the drawings have a will of their own. Beautifully expressive and endlessly imaginative.