This is the book trailer for The Boy with the Cuckoo-Clock Heart by Mathias Malzieu. I’ve seen links to book trailers before, and never thought much about them. I prefer to read the inside flap or reviews from other readers to decide if I want to read a book, and I don’t want to have preconceived images of the characters in my mind. This trailer caught my eye as it’s done completely in stop-motion, and it’s absolutely beautiful.
The song in the video, “Tais-toi mon coeur”, is performed by Mathias Malzieu’s own band, Dionysos, and also features French singer Olivia Ruiz. Malzieu is also working on an animated feature film of the book. I’m hoping he’ll go the stop-motion route for that too. If the trailer is any indication, it will be a film worth seeing. In the meantime, though, I’ll be picking up a copy of the book.
There is a version of the trailer with subtitles available also, but the images are not as crisp. You can find it here.