This Magnificent Cake!

This Magnificent Cake!

Ce Magnifique Gâteau !

Directed by Marc James Roels & Emma De Swaef
Belgium, France, Luxembourg, The Netherlands | 44 minutes | 2018 | Dutch, French, Aka, Malinke

An anthology film set in colonial Africa in the late 19th century telling the stories of 5 different characters: a troubled king, a middle-aged Pygmy working in a luxury hotel, a failed businessman on an expedition, a lost porter and a young army deserter.

from the directors’ of OH… Willy

Director: Marc James Roels & Emma De Swaef
Year of production: 2018
Type: Stop-motion animation
Prod. Year: 2018
Running Time: 44 min.
Language: Dutch, French, Aka, Malinke
Production Company: Beast Animation, Vivement Lundi !, Pedri Animation
Country: Belgium, France, The Netherlands
Press: Thijs Verhaeren –

  • Marc James Roels & Emma De Swaef
    Marc James Roels & Emma De Swaef

Quinzaine des Réalisateurs – Cannes 2018
Telluride Film Festival – 2018
TIFF – Special Jury Mention
Annecy Animation Film Festival
Animafest Zagreb – Best Feature Film Grand Prix
Ottawa Animation Film Festival – Feature Grand Prix

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Marc James Roels & Emma De Swaef

Marc James Roels is a live-action director, making award winning shorts ‘Mompelaar’ in 2007 and ‘A Gentle Creature’ in 2010. Emma De Swaef specializes in stop-motion and doll-making, her preferred working materials include wool, felt and textile. Together they made the short film ‘Oh Willy…’ in 2012, a stop-motion short that won 80 international awards including the Cartoon d’Or for best European short, and a Cézar nomination. They are based in Antwerp, Belgium and ‘Ce Magnifique Gâteau !’ is their latest production.