Belle and Sebastian, Friends for Life - Schools Screening


Previous stories involving Sebastian and his beautiful Pyrenean mountain dog Belle have proven very popular with Discovery audiences, so we’re delighted to be able to bring the latest tale of their very special relationship to the festival.

Life in their village perched high in the French Alps goes on, only slightly complicated by Belle having had three adorable and very frisky puppies who seem to need an awful lot of chasing after and gathering together. But when Angelina (who’s a mother figure to the orphaned Sebastian) and her boyfriend Pierre announce they are to get married and are planning to leave the mountain, it is Sebastian who fears the worst as he has no wish to leave behind the life he has grown to love. But then a whole new problem arises when a sinister stranger arrives in the village, claiming to be Belle’s previous owner and demanding to take the dog and her puppies away with him. It’s up to Sebastian to do whatever it takes to keep his extended family together at all costs…

This is familiar territory – not just the gorgeous snowy Alpine locations, but also the themes of the importance of family and the little acts of heroism required to keep folk together. Deftly directed by Clovis Cornillac (who also plays the malevolent, suitably black-clad Joseph) this is a terrific family adventure. Surely that wicked man can’t be allowed to keep the freedom-loving Belle and her pups in a cage?

Dir: Clovis Cornillac
France 2017 / 1h37m / Ages 8+
French with English subtitles

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