THE GIANTS [Les Géants]
"A joyous heartwarmer with an endearing Mark Twain meets Ken Loach vibe." – Screen International
Actor Bouli Lanners demonstrates great warmth and humor as a writer/director with this follow-up to his acclaimed ELDORADO (2008 AFI European Union Film Showcase). Abandoned by their troubled mother at their late grandfather's house in the country, teen brothers Seth and Zak, along with their new ne'er-do-well friend Danny, set about enjoying a summer of mischief. But as their circumstances comically go from bad to worse, the boys learn that they have no one to depend on but themselves. The beautiful woodland lake locations were shot in Luxembourg; the freak-folk soundtrack is by The Bony King of Nowhere. Best French Language Film and the Art Cinema Prize, 2011 Directors Fortnight, Cannes Film Festival.
DIR/SCR Bouli Lanners; SCR Elise Ancion; PROD Jacque-Henri Bronckart, Jani Thiltges. Belgium/France/Luxembourg, 2011, color, 84 min. In French with English subtitles. NOT RATED
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