The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales (U)
(Le grand méchant renard et autres contes)
Wed 15 Nov, 16:50
Dirs Benjamin Renner, Patrick Imbert/FR 2017/83 mins/French wEng ST
Guillaume Darnault, Damien Wietecka, Kamel Abdelssadok
From the creators of the Academy Award-nominated Ernest & Celestine comes another hilarious, heartwarming tale of animal misfits destined to become a classic.
The countryside isn’t always as calm and peaceful as it’s made out to be, and the animals on this farm are particularly agitated: a fox who mothers a family of chicks, a rabbit who plays the stork, and a duck who wants to be Santa Claus. If you think life in the country is a walk in the park, think again! Directors Benjamin Renner and Patrick Imbert adapt Renner’s own acclaimed graphic novel into a delirious, delightful triptych of interlocking stories, with a pacing and visual spontaneity that harkens back to classic Looney Tunes shorts and slapstick two-reelers. But underneath the gags, the three stories offer a sensitive and beautiful portrayal of family and the anxieties of modern life.