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Ritz Cinemas

Melbourne Premiere

‘France’s answer to a film like Spirited Away…and yet, there’s an originality to it that keeps things surprising.’Variety

Drawing comparisons to iconic animated films such as Yellow Submarine and the films of Hayao Miyazaki, as well as classic children’s stories Alice in Wonderland and The Wizard of Oz, this fantastical dive into the world of dreams and imagination is a treat for the senses.

Sisters Juliette and Carmen’s love for reading fantasy books takes on a whole new dimension when they fall into their favourite novel, Sirocco and The Kingdom of the Winds. Now transformed into humanoid cats, the sisters are quickly separated in this new land, which features flying divas, technicolour dragons, and other mind-melting creations, including the mysterious blue-haired wizard Sirocco, who can control the winds. While Juliette and Carmen must figure out how to reunite and escape back into the real world, they find it harder than they imagined to leave their new magical world and curious friends.

Festivals/Awards: Annecy International Animation Film Festival (Best Feature Audience Award winner), SCHLiNGEL - International Film Festival for Children and Young Audience, Cinekid Festival, New York International Children's Film Festival

Parental guidance: Some imagery may be too intense for younger or more sensitive viewers

Rating

All Ages

Duration

74

Country

Belgium, France

Language

French (English subtitles)

Director

Benoit Chieux

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