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Louise by the Shore (N/C 8+)

20 February

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly
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Jean-François Laguionie’s hand-painted animated feature is a thing of great beauty and lyrical charm that evokes comparisons with impressionist paintings and some of Studio Ghibli’s finest. Louise (voiced by Dominique Frot) is a little old woman who spends every summer in the coastal resort of Biligen-sur-Mer. One summer, she misses the last train home and becomes a latter-day Robinson Crusoe, building a cabin on the beach, surviving raging storms, finding companionship in a dog called Pepper and sustaining herself with warming memories and bittersweet visions of the past.

With her humour, quiet determination and lack of fear of the future, Louise is a delight – a Robinson Crusoe in pearls and a panama hat.

  • Director Jean-François Laguionie
  • Cast Diane Dassigny, Dominique Frot, Anthony Hicklng
  • Certification N/C 8+
  • Running time 1h15m
  • Country France / Canada
  • Language French with English subtitles
  • Year of production 2016
  • Thanks to Films Distribution
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