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.