This French animation was made by Mélanie Climent, Élodie Fraysse, and Émilie Frezet for Supinfocom Arles in 2006. Some sort of puppeteer tells a story and sets it all in motion with a table-top town. A puppet woman with a child is tempted to cross toward a mysterious stone that hides a magical secret.
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