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The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet

Cert. 12A

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L'Extravagant voyage du jeune et prodigieux T.S. Spivet

105 mins

in English

Canada/France | 2013 | col | dir. Jean-Pierre Jeunet, with Helena Bonham Carter, Robert Maillet

Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s (Amélie) adaptation of Reif Larsen’s best-selling novel is an amusing, poignant and visually stunning feature designed to delight young and old alike. Tecumseh Sparrow Spivet is only ten, but he already knows so much that he could easily be thirty years older. Gifted with a lively imagination, insatiable curiosity and prodigious gifts of observation, he appears to be Montana’s answer to Leonardo da Vinci. Instead of staying home and biding his time, he decides to leave for Washington, alone, to compare his intuitions and research with the country’s top scientists’. But while on the road, pondering insoluble questions such as ‘How can human beings produce so many right angles, when their behaviour is so illogical?’, he keeps thinking of the family he left behind on a ranch in Montana…

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