Yesterday, Danica posted a lovely video De Vivre le Langue about the joys of discovery made when traveling or studying abroad. It reminded me  of the video above Cliché: France seen from abroad made by French animator Cédric Villain. Villain pokes fun at the stereotypes associated with France using humor and a vintage animation style. From “rendezvous in a cul-de-sac” to French fries, French maids, and the French Riviera- the video treks across obvious territory before poking fun at its own leaders gaffes and the number exiled former dictators that have lived there. Villain does not offer tours of France, but he does offer a brief “making of” video about his Cliché animation here.


February 10, 2011