Alliance Francaise French Film Festival 2017
Alliance Francaise French Film Festival 2017
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FRANCE • DRAMA • 82 MINS • 2015 • G
Directed by: SIMON ROUBY
Starring: Abdoulaye-Azize, Diabate Oxmo, Puccino Pascal, N'Zonzi Jack Amba
This superb and splendidly original coming-of-age adventure tale premiered at France’s prestigious Annecy Animation Film Festival, and the fervent international accolades have not ceased since.

This epic tale of young courage follows 12-year-old Adama, whose older brother disappears from the cliff-enclosed paradise of a remote West African village. Defying the village elders, the brave, young boy sets off across the season a determined quest to find him. His odyssey leads him into the cold, dark north, where his inner courage is tested as he is thrust onto the front line of World War I’s horrific Battle of Verdun.

Inspired by the true stories of West Africans who were conscripted by France to fight in World War I, director Simon Rouby’s debut film features impressive and distinctive animation techniques that combine sculpture, 2D and 3D animation to express an enormous spectrum of place and emotion. Adama conjures a magical realist atmosphere by weaving mystical elements into an enthralling story that has both nuance and depth, making this an unforgettable journey which will be adored by adults as much as by children.

French with English subtitles



      Opening Night, Closing Night          Special Event, Q&A

BUY 12:15 PMSaturday 11 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 1:30 PMSaturday 11 March Hayden Orpheum Cremorne
BUY 12:00 PMSunday 12 March Palace Verona
BUY 11:45 AMSaturday 18 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 1:30 PMSunday 19 March Hayden Orpheum Cremorne
BUY 11:45 AMSaturday 25 March Chauvel Cinema
BUY 12:30 PMSunday 26 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 2:00 PMSunday 12 March Palace Balwyn
BUY 11:30 AMMonday 13 March Palace Cinema Como
BUY 2:15 PMSaturday 18 March Palace Brighton Bay
BUY 2:30 PMSaturday 25 March Palace Westgarth
BUY 12:15 PMSunday 26 March Kino Cinemas
BUY 2:30 PMSaturday 11 March Electric
BUY 2:30 PMSaturday 18 March Electric
BUY 2:20 PMSunday 19 March Palace Barracks
BUY 2:15 PMSaturday 25 March Palace Barracks
BUY 2:00 PMSaturday 1 April Palace Centro
BUY 2:10 PMSunday 2 April Palace Nova
BUY 2:00 PMSaturday 15 April Palace Nova
 4:00 PMSaturday 18 March Cinema Paradiso
 4:00 PMSaturday 25 March Windsor
 6:30 PMMonday 27 March Luna on SX

Not showing in Hobart.

Not showing in Casula.

Not showing in Parramatta.


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