Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2013

The Day of Crows


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The Day of Crows
Le Jour des corneilles | Jean-Christophe Dessaint, 2012
France | French with English subtitles | 96 minutes

Director Jean-Christophe Dessaint in person!

Raised like a wild child in the woods by his bitter and fearsome father, a boy finds himself discovering the world beyond the forest in director Dessaint’s enchanting visualization of Jean-Francois Beauchemin’s novel. The sensitively rendered hand-drawn animation and depth of characterization seem like a tribute to the films of Hayao Miyazaki, and yet, this movie for all ages stands very much on its own. Featuring the voices of Jean Reno, Lorant Deutsch, Isabelle Carre and the late Claude Chabrol in his final film credit.

Series: Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2013

Venue: Walter Reade Theater

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