director: J.C. Dessain

Boy lives in the heart of the forest, raised by his father Courge, a tyrannical giant who reigns triumphant and prevents his son from exploring beyond limited boundaries. Ignorant about the ways of men, the boy grows up wild, with the placid ghosts who haunt the forest as his only company. That is until the day that he is forced to go to the nearest village, where he meets young Manon...

Awards & festivals

festivals selections: A Film in Your Backpack (Italy), Institut Français de la Senegal Glasgow Int’l FF (Scotland), Guadelajara IFF (Mexico), New York Children FF (US), Richmond French FF (US), Festival du film Français in Athens  (Greece), Cine Jeune FF Aisne, (France), Stockholm IFF (Sweden), Trebon int’l festival of animated films (Czech Republic), New Tapei City FF (Taiwan)Animafest Zagreb (Croatia), Kecskemet Animation FF (Hungary), Festival du film Français de Tokyo (Japan), Sheffield Young’s People Film Festival (UK), Boston French FF (US), Irish Film Institute - French FF (Dublin), Indianapolis FF (US), BAFICI (Argentina), Melbourne IFF (Australia), Fantoche FF Baden (Switserland), Buster FF Copenhagen (Denmark), Cinemagic iIFF for young people (UK), Anim’Est Int’l Animation FF (Romania), Kids Euro FF Washington, (US), Tokyo IFF (Japan), Seattle IFF (US), French FF (UK), Edinburgh IFF (Scotland), Brisbane IFF (Australia), Philadelphia Film Society (US)

Production Details

producers: Finalement (FR), Mélusine production (LU), Max Films (CA), Walking The Dog (BE)