Rowing Across the Atlantic

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Rowing Across the Atlantic
Directed byJean-François Laguionie
Produced byJean-François Laguionie
Written byJean-François Laguionie
Jean-Pierre Gaspari
Music byPierre Alrand
Edited byClaude Reznik
Release date
May 1978
Running time
21 minutes

Rowing Across the Atlantic (French: La Traversée de l'Atlantique à la rame) is a 1978 French animated short film directed by Jean-François Laguionie. It tells the story of a couple who leave New York City in a rowing boat and spend their lives together in the Atlantic Ocean. The film was scripted by Laguionie and Jean-Paul Gaspari and features the voices of Charlotte Maury and Jean-Pierre Sentier. It premiered at the 1978 Cannes Film Festival and was released in French cinemas on 25 October 1978.[1]


The film won the Short Film Palme d'Or at the 1978 Cannes Film Festival, the Grand Prize at the 1978 Ottawa International Animation Festival and the César Award for Best Animated Short Film at the 4th César Awards.[2][3]


  1. ^ "La Traversée de l'Atlantique à la rame". Cinémathèque Française (in French). Retrieved 2016-11-02.
  2. ^ "Récompenses et nominations pour le court-métrage La Traversee de l'Atlantique a la rame". AlloCiné (in French). Retrieved 2016-11-02.
  3. ^ "La Traversée de l'Atlantique à la rame (Rowing across the Atlantic)". Ottawa International Animation Festival. Retrieved 2016-11-02.

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