Film Screening “Belle and Sebastian”

Film Screening “Belle and Sebastian”

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Sun 16 Jul 2017, 3.30 pm

From L’Espace:

Come to the film screening “Belle and Sébastien” (French, 2013, 104’).

Director: Nicolas Vanier
Casting: Félix Bossuet, Tchéky Karyo, Margaux Châtelier

Adapted from the famous French TV series, the film fascinates its audience with poetic shots of this wonderful friendship between a young boy and a dog.

Film synopsis:

“Belle and Sebastian” is directly adapted from the television series “Belle et Sébastien” 1965. “Belle and Sebastian” film is not the first adaptation of the story told by the creator of the television series, Cécile Aubry. Indeed, in parallel with the series, Aubry wrote a series of novels about its own universe in six volumes and a few years later, in 1981, the Japanese NHK has recovered the account in order to make an animated series 52 episodes: “Belle and Sebastian”. Set in France in 1943, the plot tells about a six-year-old boy and his dog looking to foil a Nazi effort to capture French Resistance fighters. The movie is directed by Nicolas Vanier – who is obsessed with the theme of snow and canine dogs. In this movie, the romance and poetic shots are meticulously made by the director fascinate audience, besides a moving friendship story.

“Our story takes place high up in the alps.
There where the snow is immaculate, where chamois chase marmots, where the summits touch the clouds.
High up in a peaceful village – until the day the Germans arrive.
It’s the story of a lonely boy and a wild dog.
The story of Sébastien who tames Belle.
It’s the adventure of an indestructible friendship.
It’s the extraordinary tale of a resourceful and appealing child in the middle of World War Two.
It’s the odyssey of a little boy searching for his mother, of an old man searching for his past, of a member of the Resistance searching for love, of a young woman looking for adventure, of a German lieutenant searching for forgiveness.
It’s the life of Belle and Sébastien.”

Language: French with Vietnamese subtitles


Ticket price: 50,000 VND
Special price for members of L’Espace and students: 40,000 VND
Tickets are available at L’Espace.

Watch the movie’s trailer here:

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