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ECFA Award Winner

Crossing, The

English title: Crossing, The
Original title: Traversée, La
German title: Odyssee, Die
France, Germany, Czech Republic, 2020

Director: Miailhe, Florence
Production company: Les Films de l'Arlequin
Co-producers: Xbo Films, Balance Film, Maur film
Age recommendation: 12 years and up
Length: 80 min.
Film genre: Animation

A plundered village, a fleeing family, and two stray children on the roads of exile: Kyona and Adriel are trying to escape from their pursuers and to reach some more welcoming country. During their initiatory trip from childhood to teenage, they will have to cross an entire continent obsessed with hunting down migrants, and to go through many trials, both real and surreal, in order to discover a New World, free at last!

Cartoon Movie 2020, Annecy IFF 2021, Zlin CFF 2021 (awarded), Animateka International Animation Film Festival Ljubljana 2021, Ale Kino! CFF Poznan 2021, Anima Brussels 2022, Luxembourg City IFF 2022, Itinerances Alès 2022, Stockholm Junior FF 2022, Golden Sparrow CFF Gera/Erfurt 2022, ITFS Stuttgart 2022, Animafest Zagreb 2022 (awarded), BIKY CFF Busan 2022, Schlingel CFF Chemnitz 2022 (awarded, ECFA Award), Castellinaria CFF Bellinzona (ECFA Award), Youngabout CFF Bologna 2022 (awarded), Vilnius IFF 2023

Study guide: German

Study guide: Italian

Study guide: Slovenian

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Gébéka (F)
Bundesverband Jugend und Film (DE)
Polyfilm (AT)