April and the Extraordinary World

screens: 
Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 18:30
location: 
Vancity Theatre
1181 Seymour St.
tickets: 
$9 adult; $6 child, youth, senior; $5 each for groups of 10 or more
Director: 
Christian Desmares, Franck Ekinci
length: 
103min
year: 
2015
country: 
France, Canada, Belgium

CLOSING NIGHT FILM

In French with English subtitles

Set in Paris, 1941, this riveting sci-fi adventure offers an alternative history of Europe when Napoleon V ruled France. Any technology since the steam engine has been suppressed. Pollution has ravaged the world to the point where vegetation is almost non-existent. A brilliant teenage girl named April lives on the streets of Paris as an orphan, hiding the scientific research she continues on behalf of her missing parents. She goes on a quest to search for her parents ten years after their disappearance. Accompanied by her talking cat Darwin, her grandfather, and a young police informant, she soon finds herself on the run from government agents and in the middle of a shadowy conspiracy.

This animated film, inspired by the work of renowned graphic novelist Jacques Tardi, comes from the producers of Academy Award nominated Persepolis. The intelligent and spirited April is voiced by Academy Award winner Marion Cotillard, La Vie En Rose.

“The film, which deservedly claimed the top prize at the 2015 Annecy Animated Film Festival, is the rare toon that leaves kids inspired not to buy toys, but to make the world a better place.” - Peter Debruge, Variety

Recommended for ages 12+

Themes: science, technological advances, innovation, family bonds, and ecological devastation

Advisory: some dark scenes

 

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FILM DE CLÔTURE DU FESTIVAL

AVRIL ET LE MONDE TRUQUÉ
Réal. Christian Desmares, Franck Ekinci | France, Canada, Belgique | 2015 | 1h 43mn
En français avec sous-titres anglais

Paris, 1941. Avril, fille de scientifiques, vit seule avec son chat, Darwin, et enquête en secret sur la disparition de ses parents. Elle se trouve bientôt au centre d’un complot mystérieux. Ce passionnant film d’anticipation rend hommage au célèbre bédéiste Jacques Tardi et est produit par la même équipe que celle de Persepolis, nommé aux Oscars 2008. Marion Cotillard, lauréate d’un Oscar pour La vie en rose, interprète la voix de l’intelligente et fantasque Avril. Recommandé pour les 10 ans et plus.

Thèmes: science, technologie, innovation, liens familiaux, catastrophe écologique

Avertissement: certaines scènes sont un peu sombres

JEUDI, 14 AVRIL, 18h30, VANCITY THEATRE