Wednesday 5th October at 8 PM
The Crossing (La Traversée)
Florence Miailhe, 84 min, Drama/Animation, in French with English subtitles, France/Czech Republic/Germany, 2021
A small village looted in darkness; a family forced to flee.
The two oldest children, Kyona and Adriel, are quickly separated from their parents, facing the road of exile alone. They embark on a heroic journey which takes them from childhood to adolescence in search of shelter, peace and the hope of finding refuge and their family. Crossing a continent torn apart by war and migrant persecution, these courageous siblings survive incredible challenges, before reaching a new world, free at last.
The Crossing has won the Audience Award for Best International Film at the Amman International Film Festival – Award Film in its third edition. It has also won at the International Competition for Feature Films at Brussels Animation Film Festival, the Grand Prize and Audience Prize at Bucheon International Animation Film Festival, the Jury Special Mention at Annecy International Animated Film Festival and a Special Mention at Warsaw International Film Festival. The film has participated at BFI London, San Sebastian International Film Festival and Palm Springs International Film Festival.