The Roses of Damascus10 min 50, France, 2019
Directed byGabriel Gonzalez Guirola & Yasmina Touzani
Produced byYasmina Touzani et Gabriel Gonzalez Guirola
“The Roses of Damascus” is an image adaptation of a poem that evokes a current topic, witnessing the journey of a young Syrian in exile. It is the story of a man who seeks refuge. During his ceaseless walk he testifies of his journey : the country he left, the brutality of men, the lost hope.
He will give us an access to different memories related to his exile : the destruction of his city, migration, refugee camps, the arrival in a European city, etc.
Written and directed by Yasmina Touzani et Gabriel Gonzalez Guirola
Cinematography : Marion Sciutto, Javier Calderon Guzman / Infographie : Nouria Issouf
Artistic director : Gabriel Gonzalez Guirola
Editing : Manuel Brassart
Sound Design : Juan Gabriel Di Lucia et Baptiste Juridic
Sound Effect : Juan Gabriel Di Lucia
Music : Collectif « Les Roses de Damas » , Mixage Musique : Vojtech Zavadil
Sound Recording : Studio Produc’son Toulouse
Singer : Yasmina Touzani
Musicians : Pierre Campistron, Lise Batailler, Aude Marissal, Gabriel Gonzalez Guirola, Gabriel Pitras, Wafi Zaidi, Fayçal Naceur
Technical filming team : Mathilde Rebulida, Pauline Lebellenger
Animatiom team : Marionnettes
Co-production : Association l’UsinoTOPIE – Pierre Gosselin
Gabriel Gonzalez Guirola
Born on 19 January 1987 in Guatemala, he arrived in France in 2007.
He spent a year in fine arts school in Toulouse where he discovered stop motion films.
Then, he decides to follow his studies as set designer.
It is during his studies that he discovers the world of puppets and that he fall in love with this universe.
In 2016, he goes to the ENSAV Toulouse to study cinema.
Since 2017, he works in many projects around puppetry and animated forms.
Born on 1st September 1989 in Toulouse, my Berber immigrant mother transmetted to me the love of letters.
After several odd jobs, I decide to resume studies in Modern Letters, which gives rise to the desire to write.
The artistic meetings lead me to the declamation in music.
The co-production of the Damascus Roses with Gabriel allowed me to discover the world of animation,
to broaden my artistic horizons.