The Bears Invasion of Sicily (La Fameuse Invasion des Ours en Sicile)
Date & Time: Sunday September 5th / 11.00am (Family Film)
Location: The Gate Cinema
Details: Lorenzo Mattotti / France / 2019 / 82 mins
Starring: Leïla Bekhti, Almerina, Thomas Bidegain Gedeone
Premiere: Irish Premiere / Cannes Film Festival / Annecy Film Festival
Synopsis: A wonderful story for children based on the famous 1946 book by Dino Buzzati. Starving after a harsh winter and in search of food, the bears descend from the mountains and invade the valley below, where they face fierce opposition from the army of the Grand Duke of Sicily. After many battles, scrapes and dangers, the bears’ reign is established over the land, but their victory comes at a price.
“Beautifully drawn with bold colours and appealing shapes, the film’s style is classic animation at its best, clear and pleasing, calculated to charm children and adults alike” – Variety.
Presented with the support of the French Embassy in Ireland and Institut Français.