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“A Wonder! Rapturous!
Creative, colorful, and unexpectedly wise!
Laguionie brings the viewer gently up to the edge of some very large ideas and then, in a final scene that has the power to lift the hairs on your head, brings Lola the seeker to a moment of revelation and light. And then he has the imagination to go beyond that!"
- The Boston Globe

"Enchanting! This consistently enjoyable, inventive and beautifully crafted tale is a color riot suitable for all ages!
A constant feast for the eyes!"

- Variety

"A Wondrous Discovery!"
- Premiere

"Gorgeous! A True Objet d'Art"
- The New York Times

"A Joy!"
- Village Voice

"Magnificent!"
- L'Express

"So refreshing, so satisfying, that it shows traditional animation is far from exhausted!"
- Le Monde

THE PAINTING (LE TABLEAU)
Animation, Jean-Francois Laguionie, France/Japan, 2012, 78 minutes
In English or in French with English subtitles

In this wryly inventive parable, a kingdom within a painting is divided into three castes: the impeccably colored Alldunns, the incomplete Halfies, and the barely outlined Sketchies who are treated as outcasts. Chastised for her forbidden love of the dashing Ramo, Claire runs away into the cursed forest. Ramo and his friends journey after her, crossing over the boundaries of the forest only to arrive at the very edge of the painting – where they tumble through the canvas and into the Painter’s studio. The abandoned workspace is strewn with paintings, each containing its own vividly animated world and characters – and in a feast for both the eyes and the imagination, Ramo, Lola, Quill and Magenta explore picture after picture, in a quest to discover just what the Painter has in mind for his creations.


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