U (2006) [feature]

FRANCE (MIFF 2007 , Next Gen)

“Animated beasties, both cool and cranky.” - Variety This colourful bedtime story introduces us to Princess Mona, an orphan who lives in a castle with two ghastly characters. One day, her sobs draw a unicorn named U who claims she's there to comfort and protect Mona. Life becomes sweeter with U around and Mona grows into a beautiful young woman who also finds herself increasingly attracted to a dreamy musician, Kulka. For U, this situation raises a worrying dilemma: What will happen to her if Mona discovers happiness, which is the sole reason for U's existence? At Toronto Film Festival, U was described as “a rare film indeed that acknowledges the depth and intensity of children”. Also screened at Berlin Film Festival. MIFF recommends: Age 6 - 10. No sensitive content.


D Grégoire Solotareff, Serge Elissalde P Valérie Schermann, Christophe Jankovic S Grégoire Solotareff WS Celluloid Dreams L French w/English subtitles TD 35mm/animation/2006/71mins

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