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The Crossing Unclassified 15+
La Traversée

Language: French with English subtitles

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Mixing realism and myth, this award-winning film uses a unique animation technique to tell the story of two war-torn siblings with beauty, light and hope.

Thirteen-year-old Kyona and her younger brother, Adriel, flee their unnamed European village in the darkness of night when persecuting forces threaten their lives. Separated from their parents, the siblings become refugees, seeking shelter and safety as they journey across the border into another country. Along the way, they face dangers and find friends; all the while, Kyona records the faces and stories of the people they encounter as drawings in her sketchbook.

In this extraordinary debut feature, prolific shorts director Florence Miailhe employs an animation method she has long used, applying oil paint by hand to glass, which creates gorgeously open, fluid images. Bold colour choices lend an almost fairytale feel to the sombre subject matter of war and genocide – a reminder that the events are being filtered through the eyes and mind of a child. Winner of Annecy’s Jury Distinction and awards at the Bucheon, Torino and Warsaw film festivals, The Crossing is a visionary, deeply felt and timely tale of courage and survival.

“A truly powerful look at trying to overcome despair … It will make its audience see the healing power of hope in times when it seems there is no way out.” – FilmBook

Tickets

Sat 20 Aug 4:30 pm [13841]
The Crossing (84 mins)
ACMI 1
Assisted ListeningWheelchair AccessSubtitles

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MIFF Schools

Thu 11 Aug 11:00 am [13340]
The Crossing (84 mins)
ACMI 1
Assisted ListeningWheelchair AccessSubtitles
Past event
Mon 22 Aug 9:00 am [49294]
The Crossing (0 mins)
MIFF Play Schools
Subtitles
Director
Florence Miailhe
Producers
Dora Benousilio, Ralf Kukula
Screenwriters
Florence Miailhe, Marie Desplechin
Cinematographer
Guillaume Hoenig
Composers
Andreas Moisa, Philipp E. Kümpel
Editors
Julie Dupré, Nassim Gordji Tehrani
Premiere Status
Australian Premiere
Company Credit
World Sales: Indie Film Sales

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