Enter a surreal grade-school gymnasium, where you are invited to re-experience the rituals of childhood: ball games, school lessons, and choir recitals. In your journey, you encounter a young boy who compels you to recall the sensory uniqueness, immediacy, and strangeness of a child’s world. GYMNASIA will lead you back into the secret spaces of your memories.
This is the first collaboration between the National Film Board of Canada, Felix & Paul Studios and Clyde Henry Productions.
The project is currently in development. GYMNASIA is having its preview at the acclaimed Annecy International Animation Film Festival, followed by an enlightening and in-depth discussion on the process of creating stop-motion animation in virtual reality and the compatibility between the two mediums.