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"Enchanting! This consistently enjoyable, inventive and beautifully crafted tale is a color riot suitable for all ages!
A constant feast for the eyes!"

- Variety

"A Wondrous Discovery!"
- Premiere

"So refreshing, so satisfying, that it shows traditional animation is far from exhausted!"
- Le Monde

"An animated gem, sparkling with a thousand creative ideas!"
- Studio Ciné

THE PAINTING (LE TABLEAU)
Animation, Jean-Francois Laguionie, France/Japan, 2012, 78 minutes
In English or in French with English subtitles

In this wryly inventive parable, a kingdom is divided into the three castes: the impeccably painted Alldunns who reside in a majestic palace; the Halfies who the Painter has left incomplete; and the untouchable Sketchies, simple charcoal outlines who are banished to the cursed forest. Chastised for her forbidden love for an Alldunn and shamed by her unadorned face, Halfie Claire runs away into the forest. Her beloved Ramo and best friend Lola journey after her, passing between the forbidden Death Flowers that guard the boundaries of the forest (in one of the film’s most radiantly gorgeous scenes), and arriving finally at the very edge of the painting – where they tumble through the canvas and into the Painter’s studio. The abandoned workspace is strewn with paintings, each containing its own animated world – and in a feast for both the eyes and imagination, they explore first one picture and then another, attempting to discover just what the Painter has in mind for all his creations.

For festival booking information, please contact:
Dave Jesteadt, GKIDS
theatrical@gkids.com


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