Sat 12 Oct

The Bears’ Famous Invasion + Q&A

Cert. tbc

Festivals & Series

63rd BFI London Film Festival

La fameuse invasion des ours en Sicile


With English subtitles (EST)

France-Italy | 2019 | Dir Lorenzo Mattotti | Prod Valérie Schermann, Christophe Jankovic | Scr Thomas Bidegain, Jean-Luc Fromental, Lorenzo Mattotti | With Leïla Bekhti, Thomas Bidegain, Jean-Claude Carrière

An old bear is awkened from hibernation by a showman and his assistant, who stumble into his cave to escape the snow. They tell him how, once upon a time, bear prince Tonio went missing and this loss, combined with a lack of food, led the bear king and his subjects to approach the humans for help. However, mankind mistook this for a hostile invasion. With a wizard playing both sides, nothing goes to plan. This children’s classic is joyous depicted by Lorenzo Mattotti, who makes each frame look like a work of art. Beautifully executed, it presents a compelling story that works on different levels depending on the age of the viewer.

Suitable for age 8+

Preceded by an introduction and followed by a Q&A with director Lorenzo Mattotti.

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