My Mommy is in America and she met Buffalo Bill
Ma maman est en Amérique, elle a rencontré Buffalo Bill

Recommended ages: 6+

Directors: Marc Boreal, Thibaut Chatel
With the voices of: Marc Lavoine, Julie Depardieu, Tom Trouffier, Alice Orsat, Anatole Lebon
Country: France, Luxembourg
Language: French with English subtitles
Year of production: 2013
Genre: Animation
Rating: PG
Duration: 72 min
Awards: César Awards 2014: Best Animated Film

“A subtly wrought and realistic portrait of a boy coping with death.” The Hollywood Reporter

Synopsis

In a small provincial town in France in the 1970s, Jean has just started school. When the teacher asks each child to talk about their parents’ work, Jean, realising that he is not like the other kids, invents an answer: “My mom, she’s a secretary.” In fact, his mom is always away on trips and she sends postcards to Michèle, the little next-door neighbour who reads them to Jean, which sets him dreaming. But reality is something else entirely, which is what Jean slowly begins to understand in the months leading up to Christmas…

My Mommy is in America is based on the award winning graphic novel by artists Jean Regnaud and Emile Bravo. The film subtly tells in naturalistically rendered graphics of mourning and growing up. But poetry and humour prevail in this very accessible animation that shows the power of imagination that helps one to come to terms with the harsher aspects of reality.

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WELLINGTON
Thurs 2 Mar 10:30 am D
Sat 11 Mar 10:30 am D

AUCKLAND – RIALTO CINEMAS
Sat 4 Mar 12:30 pm
Fri 17 Mar 10:30 am

AUCKLAND – TAKAPUNA
Sun 19 Mar 10:30 am

NELSON
Sat 11 Mar 11:00 am

CHRISTCHURCH
Sat 18 Mar 10:30 am
Thurs 23 Mar 10:30 am

TIMARU
Sat 18 Mar 11:00 am

ARROWTOWN
Sat 18 Mar 11:00 am

TAURANGA
Sat 25 Mar 10:30 am

PALMERSTON NORTH
Sun 26 Mar 10:30 am

NEW PLYMOUTH
Sat 25 Mar 10:30 am

HAMILTON
Thurs 30 Mar 11:00 am

HAVELOCK NORTH
Thurs 6 Apr 11:15 am

DUNEDIN
Sat 1 Apr 12:10 pm

E Embassy Theatre
D Deluxe Theatre

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