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.