Film as a part of the educational morning
feature film / direction: Nicolas Vanier / 95 min / France / 2013
Belle and Sébastien is set high in the snowy Alps during the Second World War. The resourceful Sébastien is a lonely boy who tames and befriends a giant, wild mountain dog, Belle – even though the villagers believe her to be ‘the beast’ that has been killing their sheep. At the same time, the Germans have arrived in the peaceful village looking for resistance members who are helping Jewish refugees escape to Switzerland. Through danger and adventure, Belle and Sébastien forge an indestructible friendship. Set against breath-taking scenery and a dramatic time in history, this moving story will be enjoyed by the whole family.
Awards: Seattle International Film Festival 2014 – Nagrada mladinske žirije Films4Families; Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2014 – Just Film Award – posebna pohvala otroške žirije