LE VOYAGE DU PRINCE (THE PRINCE’S VOYAGE)
Monday, March 2 | 77 min
Jean-François Laguionie, Xavier Picard | 2019
France, Luxemburg | French (English subtitles)
An old monkey Prince runs aground on an unknown shore. Injured and lost, he is found by 12 year-old Tom, and taken in by his parents, a couple of scientists who were banished from their community because they believe in the existence of other monkey civilisations. With Tom's help, the Prince discovers a society he knows nothing about, while Tom’s parents decide to use him to prove that their theory was indeed correct...
The Prince’s Voyage is a series of adventures that promotes friendship between the generations, the need for tolerance of others and the desire to acknowledge what binds monkeys (and people) together rather than what tears them apart.
— Screen Daily
While there’s nothing here that’s unsuitable for children, this 2D animated slice of French fantastique is a clever fantasy that never insults an adult’s intelligence. (…)
A visual treat!
Locarno Film Festival (Switzerland, 2019)
Honorary Crystal for Jean-François Laguionie, Annecy Festival (France, 2019)
Helvetia French Film Festival (Switzerland, 2019)
British Film Institute London Film Festival (2019)
Mon premier festival (Paris, 2019)