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Calamity – A Childhood of Martha Jane Cannary

English title: Calamity – A Childhood of Martha Jane Cannary
Original title: Calamity
German title: Calamity – A Childhood of Martha Jane Cannary
France, Denmark, 2020

Director: Chayé, Rémi
Production company: Maybe Movies
Co-producers: Nørlum
Age recommendation: 8 years and up
Length: 80 min.
Film genre: Animation

1863, United States of America: 12-year-old Martha Jane and her family are headed West in large covered wagon train in search of a better life. After Martha Jane’s father is hurt in a serious accident, she takes charge of her siblings and learns to drive the family wagon. She has never felt so free. Utterly practical and bold, Martha Jane dresses as a boy and becomes increasingly troublesome for the community due to her outspoken braveness. When the leader of the convoy wrongly accuses her of theft, she runs away to find proof of her innocence...
In the Wild, she discovers herself and a world which shapes her and confirms her unique personality... revealing the mythical and slightly mysterious Calamity Jane.

Cartoon Movie 2020, Annecy IFF 2020, Fantoche IFF Baden 2020, Cinekid Amsterdam 2020 (awarded), Schlingel CFF Chemnitz 2020 (awarded), nominated for European Film Award 2020 (best animated feature film), Filem'On Brussels CFF 2020, Animateka FF Ljubljana 2020, JEF CFF Vlaanderen 2021, New York CFF 2021, FIFEM Montreal 2021 (awarded), Freeze Frame Winnipeg 2021, BUFF Malmö 2021, Itinerances Alès 2021, Stockholm Junior CFF 2021, Kristiansand CFF 2021 (awarded, ECFA Award), ITFS Stuttgart 2021, Animafest Zagreb 2021, Biky CFF Busan 2021, Buster CFF Copenhagen 2021, Kids Kino CFF Warsaw 2021 (special mention), Mannheim-Heidelberg IFF 2021, Vienna CFF 2021 (awarded), Ale Kino! CFF Poznan 2021 (awarded, ECFA Award), Belmont CFF 2022, ECFA Award 2022, Ciné-Jeune de l'Aisne 2022, Kristiansand CFF 2022, Plein la Bobine La Bourboule 2022, SehPferdchen CFF Hannover 2022, Cinemagi Haugesund 2022, Kids Kino CFF Warsaw 2022, Valencia CFF 2022

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