Tuesday, July 26, 2016

April and the Extraordinary World (Avril et le monde truqué) (2015)

Director(s): Christian Desmares, Franck Ekinci. 105 min. Rated PG. France/Belgium/Canada. Animation.

This wonderful animation from France will remind you of numerous other films. The animated old/futuristic mechanical elements reminds of The Iron Giant and Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, the "normally-talking" animals are straight out of a Miyazaki feature, and of course, the old-fashioned adventurism is from none other than Herge's "Tintin". But then again, the film preserves of a certain unique authenticity, making you paradoxically feel the entire landscape is original. A rare animation that needs to be enjoyed on a wide screen. Betting on an Oscar nomination next year.

PS: You rock, Ali S.!

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