Director: Jean-Christophe Dessaint
Voiced by: Jean Reno, Lorant Deutsch, Isabelle Carré, Claude Chabrol
Country: France/Canada/Belgium/Luxembourg, 2012
Duration: 96 minutes
Rating: NZ rating TBC
In a cabin deep in a dense forest, a child (voiced by You Will Be My Son‘s Lorant Deutsch) and his father (the legendary Jean Reno) lead a wild and hard life in utmost isolation. The child grows up both fearing and admiring his father, who is still grieving the loss of the boy’s mother many years prior. The boy’s only companions are the benevolent spirits of the dead who haunt the forest.
The boy’s life changes however when he discovers a neighbouring village and meets a beautiful young girl, Manon (Isabelle Carré) and her doctor father (voiced by the late Claude Chabrol). The two children quickly become inseparable. At Manon’s side, the boy discovers that love truly does exists. From then on, he won’t cease to search for the place where his father’s love for him is hiding.
Coupled with magical animation with lushly painted backdrops, The Day of the Crows is an engrossing modern day fable of love, life and loss, which will appeal to all ages.