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The Hermione brings to shore French animated films

The Hermione brings to shore French animated films

Published on June 1, 2015
The Poitou-Charentes Region, in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, is pleased to offer a cultural program celebrating the arrival of the Hermione in Washington, D.C.
Discover the series "The Hermione Brings to Shore French Animated Films" featuring two César award-winning French animated films. Each film will be introduced by a video that illustrates the cultural and touristic highlights of the Poitou-Charentes Region.

Ernest & Célestine

June 10 | 7:00 pm, la Maison Française

Directed by Benjamin Renner, Vincent Patar and Stéphane Aubier (2012)
France - Belgium - Luxembourg / 76 min / Animation

Synopsis: In the conventional world of bears, it is not common to become friends with a mouse. Nonetheless, the big bear Ernest - who is also a clown and musician - takes in Célestine, an orphan who has fled the underground world of rodents. The friendship that forms between these two solitary creatures, however, will prove disruptive to the established order.

This film won the 2013 César award for best animation. In French with English subtitles.

Online ticket reservations are mandatory to attend this free admission screening.

Minuscule, la vallée des fourmis perdues

(Minuscule, Valley of Lost Ants)
June 11 | 7:00 pm, la Maison Française

Directed by Thomas Szabo and Hélène Giraud (2014)
France - Belgium / 89 min / Animation

Synopsis: In an otherwise peaceful forest, a picnic sparks off a merciless war between two rival ant gangs that are going after the same loot: a box of sugar. In this state of tumult, a young ladybug becomes friends with a black ant and finds a way to help her save her people from the rather cruel red ants.

This film won the 2015 César award for best animation. In French with English subtitles.

Online ticket reservations are mandatory to attend this free admission screening.


You may find the Hermione’s complete program here.

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