LE TABLEAU: FEB 18 @ 1:20pm
Questions of social stratification, class injustice, racism, and existential uncertainty abound in Jean-François Laguionie's animated feature Le Tableau (The Painting), a children's film yes, that's right whose plain, unadorned title belies the artistic beauty that saturates each and every one of its 76 minutes.
Le Tableau overflows with charm and personality, more than enough to ensnare the hearts of adults and kids alike. The film is set within the world of an idyllic, but incomplete painting, whose painter has long since abandoned his hapless creations. In his absence, a power structure emerges, dominated by the fully colored, finished characters (the "All-Dones") who subjugate the near-complete characters (the "Halfies"), and the bare-bones, near-invisible ones (the "Sketchies"), relegating them to a segregated and hopeless existence.
However, when a Halfie, a Sketchie and an altruistic All-Done unwittingly find a way to leave the painting, they undertake a journey to meet their version of "the Creator," and, along the way, learn the value of equality and acceptance.
Ages 10+ (some threatening scenes) / France, 2012 / French with English subtitles / Dir: Jean-François Laguionie / 76 mins.
"Enchanting! This consistently enjoyable, inventive and beautifully crafted tale is a color riot suitable for all ages! A constant feast for the eyes!"
- Variety (Aug. 2012)
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RISD Museum, Metcalf Auditorium (View)
20 North Main Street
Providence, RI 02903
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|