The Weeping Bird

short film – 9’08 – 2016


Assam and Seba are brothers who live together peacefully. They survive off their daily catch and their days are paced by their trips to the sea. However, one day, Seba starts to doubt his older brother’s good will.


Claire Ledru


Claire Ledru


Cumulo Nimbus & Xbo films


cut-out & traditional 2D

Claire was born in 1990. She began traditional stop-motion animation in 2012, leading animation film workshops with the Toulouse association, Cumulo Nimbus. She directed her first short film with cut-outs, The Weeping Bird, in 2015. She then joined the team at the Menagerie, where she continues to lead workshops and direct commissioned films. Produced by Xbo Films in 2022, Le Parapluie, her second short film, is made with painted animation.

Festival du Film Court en Plein Air de Grenoble 2016 (France) / Premiers Plans Festival des premiers films européens 2016 (France) / Cartoon Club 2016 (Italia) / Cyber Sousa Xiamen International Animaton Festival 2016 (China) / Festival de Cine : Infancia y adolescencia 2016 (Colombia) / Gesticulation Rencontre de Stop Motion 2016 (Switzerland) / Molodist Kiev International Film Festival 2016 (Ukraine) / FICFA Festival International du Cinéma Francophone en Acadie 2016 (Canada) / Festival International Séquence Court métrage 2016 (France) / Travelling Festival de Cinéma de Rennes Métropole 2017 (France) / Athens Animfest 2017 (Greece) / Busan International Short Film Festival 2017 (Korea) / Future Film Festival 2017 (Italy) / Hamburg International Short Film Festival 2017 (Germany) / Festival Internacional de Cine para Ninos y Jovenes Divercine 2017 (Uruguay) / Festival du Court Métrage au Pays de Gabin 2017 (France) 

With the support of Région Midi-Pyrénées, City of Toulouse and Sacem (Gindou)