The Crossing

A 80’ feature film
Animated painting

Scenario and dialogues Marie Desplechin and Florence Miailhe
Directed by Florence Miailhe
A coproduction Les Films de l’ArlequinMaur Film / Balance Film / XBO / ARTE France
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A plundered village, a fleeing family, and two stray children on the road of exile: Kyona and Adriel are trying to escape from their pursuers and to reach some more welcoming country. During their initiatory trip from chlidhood to teenage, they will have to cross an entire continent obsessed with hunting down migrants, and to go through many trials, both real and surreal, in order to discover a New World, free at last!

Nominated for the César for best animation feature film

A few awards:                                                                                                    

France 24 Award at the French Film Festival in Institut Français in Roma                                                                    

Special Mention at the International Filmfestival Assen (Netherlands)

Jury Special Award at the Monstra, Lisboa Animation Festival (Portugal)                                                                         

Best international animation movie at the Cinephile Society                                                                                                

Special Mention at the festival IndieJunior (Portugal)                                                                                                                 

Be TV Award at the festival Anima (Belgium)                                                                                                                                       

Jury Award at the Zlin Film Festival (Czech Republic)

2nd Prize ex-Aequo at the Future Film Festival of Bologne (Italy)

Grand Prize, Audience Prize and Special Prize (Diversity Award) at the Bucheon Animation Film Festival (South Korea)

Daniel Langlois Innovation Award and Audentia Award at the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma à Montréal (Canada)

Best Long-Trajectory Award at the Animest Festival in Bucharest (Romania)                                                                      

Audience Prize at the Animation Is Film festival in Los Angeles (USA)                                                                              

Jury’s Special Award at the Annecy Animation Festival (France)