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April and the Extraordinary World

Best Feature Film at Annecy 2015
Cesar Awards Nomination for Best Animated Feature Film 2016

It’s a family film for all ages! From the producers of the Academy Award-nominated Persepolis and the mind of renowned graphic novelist Jacques Tardi comes a riveting sci-fi adventure set in an alternate steampunk universe.

Paris, 1941. A family of scientists is on the brink of discovering a powerful longevity serum when all of a sudden a mysterious force abducts them, leaving their young daughter April behind.

Ten years later, April (voiced by Academy Award nominee Marion Cotillard) lives alone with her dear cat, Darwin, and carries on her family’s research in secret. But she soon finds herself at the center of a shadowy and far-reaching conspiracy, and on the run from government agents, bicycle-powered dirigibles and cyborg rat spies.

"Fun, fast-paced French film d'animation that manages to keep its ideas from getting lost amid the steampunk aesthetics, frequent chases, and occasional explosions."

Matthew Lickona San Diego Reader

"April and the Extraordinary World will have your imagination doing somersaults and cartwheels."

Tirdad Derakhshani, Philadelphia Inquirer

""April and the Extraordinary World" is a visual delight, an animated French steampunk adventure that is smart, exciting and wonderfully weird."

Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic