Aïlo: A Lapland Odyssey

Festival 2019
Feature France | North American Premiere
Documentary, Guillaume Maidatchevsky; 2018, 80 min.
Recommended ages: 8+
In French, with English subtitles
From the heights of the Arctic poles to the bottom of the temperature scale, Aïlo and its panoramic Lapland landscape captivate with cinematic splendor. Follow a young reindeer’s first year at close range, filled with moments of puzzlement, wonder, struggle, and delight as Aïlo, guided by his mother, must navigate an icy world. Sharing the terrain with Aïlo are a hilariously wiley and ever-wiggly stoat, an endlessly curious red-eared squirrel, and sharp-eyed wolves, in this snowy story fashioned through witty narration and clever cross-cutting.

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