Musée des beaux arts de Rennes
20 Quai Emile Zola – 35000 Rennes
They wade in the caliginous cavities of the Fantastic imaginary just as much as marine myths and pirates. They are the stuff about which authors and screenwriters obsess. Aquatic creatures and other monstrous seadwellers have been a true-blue element in the cinematic seabed from the very beginning. Be they a metaphor for our collective fears or fantasies, a depiction of environmental threats, or a fertile terrain for Creature Design and the dawning of nightmarish predators, these creatures feed both on and off the imaginary spheres. From Kraken to piranhas, Godzilla to sharks, and mermaids in-between, these freakish life forms, whether lead-heads or floaters, will be barbed, baited, and lying in wait for this roundtable ready to tackle, for the first time ever, the paleontological angle in the history of film. Under water, no one can hear us scream!
Moderator: Antoine Mottier