BELLE AND SEBASTIAN

Dir. Nicolas Vanier (104min, France, 2014)
French with English Subtitles
Narrative
DC Premiere

A beloved tale since its adaptation for 1960s television, this heartwarming new feature film is set during WWII in the snowy Alps of occupied France. Sebastian, lonely and dreaming of the day his mother will return from America, befriends “the beast” the local farmers are convinced is killing their sheep – an enormous yet gentle sheepdog who quickly becomes the boy’s best friend.

With Nazis in the village rooting out the resistance fighters helping Jewish refugees cross the border, Belle and Sebastian’s loyalty – to each other and the village that embraced them both – will be put to the test.

Recommended for ages 10+

Co-presented by All GenerationsAlliance Française de Washington DC, and 3GDC.

Saturday, February 28, 12:30 pm
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Washington, DC

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Sunday, March 1, 11:00 am
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Bio
nicolas-vanierNicolas Vanier was born on May 5, 1962 in Dakar, Senegal. He is a director and writer, best known for Belle and Sebastian, The Last Trapper and Loup, which premiered at Cannes.
Press
“Sumptuously shot in the sweeping Rhone-Alps, it is wholesome, straight-arrow tykes-with-the-family-in-tow entertainment, and a nostalgia-fest for auds old enough to have caught the 1965 TV series” –John Hopewell, Variety