2 wins & 2 nominations.
Film Festival 2014
Films4Families Youth Jury Award
For its realistic characters,
beautiful scenery and
cinematography, and strong,
touching theme of ...
Golden Space Needle Award
Tallinn Black Nights
Film Festival 2014
Belle et Sébastien (2013)
Belle and Sebastian (French: Belle et Sébastien) is a 2013 French adventure film
directed by Nicolas Vanier. It was based on the novel Belle et Sébastien by
Cécile Aubry. Aubry''s son, actor Mehdi El Glaoui, also appeared in the film.
than a week in Italy, "Belle and Sebastian" was awarded
first place at the box office, grossing a total of 4
million 500 thousand euro. The facts narrated in the
film are taken from the stories of French writer Cecil
Aubry, who were then transported to the small screen as
the TV series 60, in black and white. Later, in the 80s,
"Belle and Sebastian" also became a long series of
Japanese cartoons, including the film''s director,
Nicolas Vanier, was an avid fan. "As a child I was
completely crazy in the TV series Belle and Sebastian,
which is why, when I was offered this project, I was
very intimidated! For me it was not a corny TV series,
but a long series of episodes of one more beautiful
''other. Accept to make a film adaptation was a big
challenge. When I was contacted by the production,
suddenly everything I had tried watching Belle and
Sébastien had awakened and felt compelled to make this
film the best".
And it is this passion for the two protagonists come out
of the mind of Cecil Aubry, who Vanier, welcomes the
proposal of the manufacturers make a new version on the
true story that has enthralled generations: one of the
novelties in the movie, for example , is to have the
story set during the Second World War, which, however,
in the cartoon is completely out of historical context.
In addition Vanier, has been able to perfectly recreate
the visual field along the scenic tall mountains and
vast (also the main protagonists of the film) and you
are not limited to telling the original story, but it
has enriched, taking cue to give life to his new staff
and transposition, where the most interesting aspect, is
due to the shots of the landscape that reveal the past
of a documentary filmmaker.
Félix Bossuet, the boy who plays the main role, was
chosen from more than 2,400 children from the same
director candidates because of a "lightning strike" as
stated by the Vanier.