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Filmfestivalen 2017

La tortue rouge (The Red turtle) – Transformationdrama by Michael Dudok de Wit, BEL 2016

LILLA FILMFESTIVALEN Posted on 2017-01-31 22:14:03

The animation style is more Hergé than Ghibli, even though the latter is the studio producing. Nevertheless, it’s beautiful, and the story is sometimes gripping. The complete lack of dialogue poses a challenge to the animators, but moreso to the audience. Neither the story, nor the character development warrants a feature length film, though; as a short, The Red turtle would have been very strong, methinks.

Failed the Bechdel test

3 animagi of 6

Jamais contente (Miss Impossible) – Teen musical by Emilie Deleuze, FRA 2016

LILLA FILMFESTIVALEN Posted on 2017-01-31 22:12:18

Aurore is growing up. Her behaviour is erratic, as one might expect from a middle child coping with teen angst, stuck between her socially stable big sister and her at school well-performing little sister. Léna Magnien, the leading actress, covers all the feels and does so excellently. It’s never boring, but neither is it all that gripping. A simple story about growing up, that’s all.

Passed the Bechdel test

3 poems of 6