CHILDREN/ FAMILY / FRANCE / 2022 / 96MINS / PG
The beloved classic, retold with a fresh modern twist – a story where one Parisian street-rat must take on the desolate mountains of the Pyrénées, forming an unbreakable bond with one particularly inquisitive pooch... 10-year-old Sébastien (Robinson Mensah Rouanet) can’t stop finding himself in trouble and his mother Cécile (Caroline Anglade) is at her wits’ end. When a prank at a skateboard park ends up at the police station, Sébastien’s invitation to go on holiday with his co-conspirator is cancelled.
In a bind, Cécile must call on her family, sister Noémie (Alice David, 10 Days Without Mum, AF FFF20) and mother, Corinne (Michelle Laroque, In Your Arms, AF FFF09, also seen in this year's Tenor) to take care of her son for the holidays, hoping a period away from the hustle and bustle of the city will straighten him out.
The streetwise Sébastien is far from thrilled, not finding the locals nor the lifestyle to his liking, that is until a chance encounter changes everything...
Stumbling upon a huge, Pyrenean Mountain Dog, he is devastated to discover that this beautiful creature is being terribly mistreated by its owner. Taking matters into his own hands, Sébastien makes the bold decision to set Belle free, launching the two into a heart-warming adventure on a mission to protect and care for each other at all costs. Stunning cinematography combine with thrills, spills and one seriously cute dog!
CAROLINE ANGLADE AND SYRUS SHAHIDI
FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES