Monday, May 19, 2008

La Volpe e la Bambina

On Saturday the merry band of Hatkes went out to a movie together. All five of us! We're living without a car, and this was our first evening outing to Pontremoli since our arrival.

The film was La Volpe e la Bambina -a French film from Luc Jacquet, the creator of March of the Penguins (another favorite here). I can hardly find words for how beautiful the film was -it was like watching your favorite illustrated picture book come to life. The story, about the friendship between a girl and a fox, was simply told and, in it's own way, profound.

Though it will likely be hard to find in the states, La Volpe e la Bambina (Le Renard et l'Enfant) has my highest recommendation.


Anonymous said...

ciao Ben! anche a me è piaciuta molto la natura nel film. Però mi dispiace che la bambina era sempre sola, senza un amico con cui condividere tutta quella bellezza.

vi auguro ancora buoni giorni a gravagna sperando che arrivi anche il sole!

: )

WondrousPilgrim said...

this looks marvelous. i hope it is distributed in the US.

Nick-dog said...

Reminds me of Anastasia and Leia--I've never seen a dog and child so close in real life.

Glad to see your back Ben.

I'm writing from my Verizon Vodafone.


Eric Orchard said...

Amazing image! I thought it was local kid and their pet fox! I would have believed you...
I hope we get it in Canada, I loved March Of The Penguins.

MES said...

Ben, they will have this on Netflix here in the US! I can't wait!
Mary (Hack) Sheiko

Relyn said...

Thank you so much for the recommendation. Just wanted to let you know that it is now on my Netflix queue. No problem getting it in the states. Thanks again.

Ben Hatke said...

Oh you can't be serious! You can get it on DVD already? That is incredible news! I am going to get a copy ...well, maybe TODAY.