THE YOUNG AND PRODIGIOUS TS SPIVET (2013) [feature]

(MIFF 2014 )
Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet

"[An] amusing, poignant and visually stunning take on a child prodigy's attempts to understand his weird family and the even weirder wider world." – Hollywood Reporter

Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Amélie, The City of Lost Children) brings his unmistakable narrative and visual flair to bear on Reif Larsen's bestselling novel The Selected Works of TS Spivet. Working for the first time in 3D, Jeunet has crafted a gorgeous and wonder-filled cross-country adventure film that will thrill and delight filmgoers of every age.

Child-genius TS Spivet has invented the world's first perpetual motion machine and the Smithsonian Institute wants to give him an award. Secretly stealing away on a freight train, Spivet travels from his family's ranch in Montana to Washington. Along the way he meets an assortment of odd characters and has experiences that will challenge everything he thought he understood about the world – and his own family.

MIFF recommends ages 12+

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