The Bears' Famous Invasion

La Fameuse Invasion des Ours en Sicile

Feature France, Italy

Animation, Lorenzo Mattotti; 2019, 82 min.
Recommended ages: 10+
In French, with English subtitles

Based on the Italian book and beautifully animated in warm Meditteranean colors and bold shapes, this feature from Cannes is a whimsical allegory. Our narrators, an old storyteller and his young apprentice, the delightful Almeria, frame this wondrous tale of the great bear king Léonce and his clan. To find his lost son Tonino and food to survive the winter, he leads them down from the mountains and into the world of humans. The bears and humans exist together in peace – for a time.

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