The Crossing (2021)

(2021)

Official Selection out of Competition, France, Germany, Czech Republic, French - 84 min

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About the Film

Separated from their parents, siblings Kyona and Adriel try to escape their pursuers to reach a welcoming country. In this coming-of-age tale, they will have to cross an entire continent obsessed with hunting down migrants. The film won the Jury Distinction Award at the 2021 Annecy International Animation Film Festival.



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Director

Florence Miailhe

Born in 1956, Florence Miailhe graduated from the French National School for Decorative Arts. She began her career as a model-maker and directed her first short film, Hammam, in 1991. Through mediums like animated paint, pastel and even sand, she mixes art forms directly under the camera. Her film, A Summer Night Rendez-Vous, won Best Short Film at the 2002 César Awards. She also received a Special Mention at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival for her film, Conte de quartier, as well as an Honorary Cristal for her work in the 2015 Annecy International Animated Film Festival.

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