Dir. Alain Gagnol, Jean-Loup Felicioli, 2023, France, Luxembourg, Color. 78 min.
Voice by Audrey Tautou, Guillaume Canet
In French with English subtitles
In competition, 2023 Locarno International Film Festival
2023 Festival Annecy International Animated Film Festival
10-year-old Nina has always filled her imagination with her father’s diverting hedgehog-themed stories—but reality comes crashing down when he loses his job, and Nina’s fear about her family’s future becomes all too palpable. Fueled by rumors of a treasure hidden at the factory, Nina, her best friend Mehdi, and an enterprising hedgehog that bursts from her father’s illustrations organize a risky heist, hoping to share the riches between her father and his fellow coworkers. Directed by Academy Award-nominated French filmmakers Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli and featuring voice work from iconic French actors Audrey Tautou and Guillaume Canet, this charming coming-of-age film is rich with imaginative naturalistic settings and enchanting animation.