April and the Extraordinary World / 阿薇尔与虚构世界

In 1941, the world is radically different from the one we know from history books. Geopolitics has developed strangely: Napoleon V rules France and, for the last 70 years, scholars have been mysteriously disappearing, depriving mankind of their inventions. Without radio, television, electricity, aviation, and the combustion engine, the world is mired in outdated technology, dozing in the previous century’s knowhow dominated by coal and steam. In this bizarre universe, Avril (Marion Cotillard), a teenage girl, Darwin (Philippe Katerine), her talking cat, Pops (Jean Rochefort), her grandfather, and Julius (Marc-André Grondin), a young scoundrel and police informer, go off in search of Avril’s parents, two of the missing scientists. The quartet will face many dangers and mysteries in this strange new Rigged World.

安锡动画节最佳电影,被誉为不会令细路欲求动画公仔,而是令世界更美好的电影。20 世纪中拿破仑五世统治的另一个法国,科学家70 年来不断失踪,飞行、电力甚至电影等伟大发明都成泡影,只有艾菲尔建起了第二座铁塔。煤与蒸气把天空弄得乌烟瘴气,出街要戴防毒面具,大皇宫变大温室。阿菲(玛莉安歌迪雅美丽声演)父母是科学家,也无端失踪,当老猫达尔文病到七彩,阿菲偷偷研制不死药,却因此逃亡历险,牙尖嘴利的达尔文、主意多多的怪爷爷、变节特工祖利亚也一起有难同当。《我在伊朗长大》监制再接再厉,法国漫画家Jacques Tardi 原著,糅合凡尔纳和宫崎骏的灵光,以罕见的怀旧动画风,找回失落的动画年代。