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SAMSAM

by Tanguy de Kermel

2020 | 80 min

Animation, adventure, family | France, Belgium | French (No English subtitles) | 5 years of age and older 

SamSam seems like he has it all: great family, great friends, and even his own flying saucer. But he's still trying to find one thing that will make his life even better: actual superpowers. Thanks to Mega, a mysterious new student in school, SamSam is about to find them, while learning what it really takes to fight monsters and how many ways there are to be a hero.

FESTIVALS:  

  • Youth Audience Award for Best Feature Film, Anima (Belgium, 2020)

  • Gijon International Film Festival (Spain, 2020)

  • Singapore French Film Festival (2020)

  • New York International Children’s Film Festival (2021)

  • Rendez-vous with French Cinema in Paris (2020)

PRESS:  

This movie is awesome, animated, and amazing! Kids will love it and adult viewers will appreciate the important themes of friendship, and the necessity of laughter to drive away a gloomy outlook. The movie is bubbling over with spaceships, memorable characters, other worlds, and vibrant colour. (…)

In this incredible adventure it’s common for kids to hop into a spaceship and to fly into space. Kids who watch this remarkable extravaganza will love its scope and imagination. The other-worldly creatures and monsters are extra-ordinary in their presentation which features great voices and characterizations. (…)

This wholesome adventure will have kids giggling and parents will appreciate the important themes of friendship and forgiveness—and finding one’s own abilities and talents. We award this energetic animated movie our Dove-approved Seal for All Ages.

— Dove.org

 

This candy-coloured French animation about a little space superhero waiting for his first superpower to show itself is firmly aimed at younger audiences. (…)

SamSam is likely to appeal most to young kids who will enjoy the bright, easygoing artwork and will likely find the little boy's anxieties about wetting the bed and making friends most relatable.

— Eye for FIlm

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Last updated:  January 22, 2021

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