April and the Extraordinary World (Avril et le monde truqué)

Thursday 22nd September / 7PM @ The Maltings Theatre & Cinema

A quest to create and control a life-preserving potion provides the ambitious adventure plot for this steam-punk alternative history of a world deprived of scientific progress for decades.

The animation is styled on the work of the French graphic novelist Jacques Tardi, whose own ligne-claire drawing was inherited from Herge´. It teasingly reimagines 1941 Paris into a distorted familiarity (including two Eiffel Towers) and populates it with ingenious steam-driven devices – while following young scientist-pioneer April’s hectic world-saving mission.

This screening of April and the Extraordinary World is presented with the Berwick Film Society. Berwick Film Society passholders will be granted free entry.

Screening with The Artist's Cut short film Schools Interior: The Flight of an Ostrich (dir Jessica Sarah Rinland).

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Artist Christian Desmares and Franck Ekinci Country France, Belgium, Canada Year 2015 Duration 106 minutes Cert PG