Voices: Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Danielle Darrieux, Simon Abkarian
Seen: January/08 at the Varsity
Reason to see: Critical acclaim, and I was intrigued by the story and animation styleThis is one film that has received such across the board acclaim I was wondering if I would feel the same and I have to admit I do. There is an amazing sense of wonder and optimism in a film with a predominate setting of revolution and war. The story is that of the coming of age of outspoken punk-loving Marjane, who is based on the directors own experiences and we feel that personal connection throughout. There is a wonderful blend of big scale events as well as simple moments of daily life. The animation style is beautiful in its expressive simplicity. It is quite a treat to see hand drawn animation in such a CGI world.
Shannon's Overall View:
I enjoyed it it
I'd watch it
I recommend it
© Shannon Ridler, 2008
2 minutes of preshow including 2 commercials and 2 previews : How She Move and The Band's Visit / Bikur Ha-Tizmoret. Both look good for completely different reasons.