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Pathé Films

Feature debut

Everything begins in Sicily, on the day when Tonio, the son   of Leonzio, King of the Bears, is captured by hunters. Taking advantage of the harshness of a winter that threatens his people with famine, Leonzio decides to leave, invade the plain where the humans live and look for Tonio. With the help of his army and a magician, he ends up finding Tonio and takes over the country as King. However, he quickly realises that bears are perhaps not made to live in the human homeland.

This tribute to comedia dell’arte, adapted from the eponymous novel by Dino Buzzati, is a wonderful story that is enhanced by Lorenzo Mattotti’s colour illustrations.

Sunday, 15 September, 11:00am at the St Ex


Country: France, Italia

Year: 2019

Year: 1hr21

Version: in French

Cast & Credits

Director: Lorenzo Mattotti

Producers: Valérie Schermann, Christophe Jankovic

Scenario: Thomas Bidegain, Jean-Luc Fromental, Lorenzo Mattotti

Voices: Leila Bekhti, Thomas Bidegain, Jean-Claude Carrière