“It is hands down one of the best animated films I’ve seen in the last ten years. It is a stunning piece of storytelling and is a must see.” — Unseen Films
Dir. Jean-Christophe Dessaint, 2012. 95 min. Color. DCP. Voices by Jean Reno, Lorànt Deutsch, Isabelle Carré, Claude Chabrol. In French with English subtitles.
A boy grows up alone in the forest with his ogre of a father. When his father breaks his leg, the woodland ghosts that look out for the boy show him the way to a village, where he discovers that the world extends beyond the forest and that he and his father are not the only people on earth. While his father is treated by a doctor, the boy meets a little girl…and realizes he would like to stay among his fellow humans.
This modern-day fairy tale tackles a boy’s discovery of love and loss with a wonderfully tender, poetic touch.