The King and the Mockingbird | Institut français du Royaume-Uni

Sun 18 - Sat 24 Jan

The King and the Mockingbird

Cert. U

Festivals & Series

Le Roi et l’Oiseau

82 mins

in French with English subtitles

France | 1980 | dir. Paul Grimault | animation | 6+ | restored print

Based on a fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen and written by Jacques Prévert, the Prix Louis Delluc-winning ‘Le Roi et l’Oiseau’ is regarded as a masterpiece of French animation. The hated king is in love with the painting of a beautiful shepherdess, but when she runs away with the chimney sweep from another painting, a wild chase across frames ensues…

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