FRENCH CINEMA – Le Roi et l’Oiseau / The King and the Mockingbird
Le Roi et l’Oiseau/The King and the Mockingbird by Paul Grimault (81′)
A French must-see. Based on a Hans Christian Andersen story, the wildly satirical cartoon follows a chimney sweep and a shepherdess on the run from a tyrannical king. A masterpiece of traditional hand-drawn cell animation, credited by celebrated Japanese animators Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata as inspiring the creation of their own studio, the now world-famous Studio Ghibli.