11:15 am - 1:00 pm
April and the Extraordinary World
Directors: Christian Desmares & Franck Ekinci
Co-presented with TAIS
14th Annual Regent Park Film Festival
585 Dundas Street East
Free Admission & Free Childcare
France/Belgium/Canada • 2014 • • RT 106:00 • French with English subtitles
Orphan April and her talking cat Darwin are the stars of this thrilling French science fiction, based on Jacques Tardi’s graphic novel. It’s 1941, in a cloudy Paris ruled by Napoleon V. Pollution has killed the last signs of vegetation and wars happen over charcoal, not oil. Join April on her adventure to protect her missing parents’ scientific research, while being chased by a clumsy police agent. What does she discover?
Christian Desmares was the Director of Animation on Persepolis (2007), which won an Academy Award for Best Animated Features.
Franck Ekinci was the storyboard artist on The Adventures of Tintin TV series (1991-1992), a writer on Space Goofs (2005) and Rolling with the Ronks (2015-2016).