Lunch on the Grass

Jocelyn Charles, Jules Bourgès, Nathan Harbonn Viaud, Pierre Rougemont

IndieLisboa 2020 •

France, Animation, 2019, 7′

Science and the occult, UFOs and green lacewings. Life plays tricks on us and not even a brilliant scientist is safe, on that fatidic evening of a picnic by the lake.

A melancholic and amusing animation about a scientist and his faith. His indecisions become a way to ponder about some of the most urgent issues in our society, from climate change to gender identity. The proposal seems to get even more interesting when most of the film’s questions stay open for the audience to weigh. (Duarte Coimbra)