true to life

These films are based on a true story or set in a real time in history.

girls' pov

Not just for girls! These films feature empowering girls breaking the mold.

further reading

These films are based on book or graphic novel.

April and the Extraordinary World

ages 8 to adult
France; Desmares/Ekinci, 2015; 105 min

Girls' POV NEW YORK PREMIERE - Paris, 1941. A family of scientists is on the brink of uncovering a powerful longevity serum when they are suddenly abducted by a mysterious force, leaving their young daughter April behind. Ten years later and without any trained scientists, Paris is stuck in the Steam Age. April lives alone with her best friend, a talking cat named Darwin, carrying on her parents' research in secret. Soon she is mixed up in a far-reaching conspiracy and on the run from government agents. Whip-smart and determined, she continues her quest to find her parents and discover the truth behind their disappearance. Extraordinary, indeed, April's world is a steampunk paradise filled with cleverly outlandish inventions and gadgetry, designed by Jacques Tardi in the same simple but stunning style of his iconic graphic novels. From the producers of PersepolisIn French with English subtitles