Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants (Minuscule: La Vallée des Fourmis Perdues)
Showings
Sequoia 2Sat, Oct 4, 2014 12:00 PM Not Available
 
Rafael 1Sat, Oct 11, 2014 11:00 AM Not Available
 
Film Info
Section:Children's Fest
Country:France
Belgium
Year:2014
Running Time:89
Director:Thomas Szabo & Hélène Giraud
Producer:Philippe Delarue
Screenwriter:Thomas Szabo & Hélène Giraud
Cinematographer:Dominique Fausset
Editor:Valérie Chappellet
Print Source:Futurikon
Note Writer:Roberta McNair
Description

Nonverbal. A real forest landscape is the backdrop for a 3D animated story about the tiny, scuttering creatures that live there, including our petite protagonist: a recently hatched ladybug who is minus one wing and one family after an encounter with a gang of flies. Finding refuge in a tin full of sugar cubes-part of a picnic abandoned by two humans driving, of all things, a VW Beetle-the ladybug is carried off by a pillaging troop of black ants hungry for the sweet loot. But a red ant wants to take the booty back to his own queen, and right in the middle of the epic battle for the sugar is the plucky little ladybug. Despite being on location in Provence, les insectes of Minuscule don’t speak a word of French, or a word of anything, in this buzzed-about film. There is no rapid-fire dialogue but lots of Tati-esque sound effects and a wordless immersion in the wondrous-and sometimes menacing-natural world. All ages.

WITH SUPPORT FROM THE CONSULATE GENERAL OF FRANCE IN SAN FRANCISCO AND THE FRENCH AMERICAN CULTURAL SOCIETY

Sponsored by Bellam Self Storage

Additional Information

Thomas Szabo & Hélène Giraud