Louise by the Shore

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    Louise by the Shore

    Louise en hiver

    Directed by

    France, Canada

    2016

    75 min

    • French

    Animation

    San Sebastián IFFBusan IFF

    On the last day of summer, Louise, an old woman realizes that the last train has departed without her. She finds herself alone in a small seaside resort town, abandoned by everyone. The weather quickly turns for the worse followed by the seasonal tides. Fragile and coquettish, not nearly as well-prepared as a would-be Robinson Crusoe, Louise isn’t likely to make it through the winter…

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Dominique Frot
    Diane Dassigny
    Tom Anthony
    Jean-François Laguionie
    Screenplay
    Jean-François Laguionie
    Editing
    Kara Blake
    Music
    L’Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne
    Sales
    PLAYTIME
    Production
    JPL FILMS
    Production
    PRODUCTIONS L'UNITE CENTALE

    Press

    An endearing and original take on the desert island genre.

    Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter

    Laguionie’s delicate, gentle and mystical story will move viewers of all ages. It’s a richly layered work, awash with poetry.

    Aida Amasuno Martín, Cineuropa

    With her humour, quiet determination and lack of fear of the future, Louise is a delight – a Robinson Crusoe in pearls and a panama hat.

    Wendy Ide, Screen Daily

    Jean-François Laguionie

    Jean-François Laguionie

    France

    Jean-François Laguionie (Besançon, 1939), made his animated feature directorial debut with GWEN, THE BOOK OF SAND (1988), after having helmed a number of short films. This was followed by A MONKEY'S TALE (1999), BLACK MOR'S ISLAND (2004) and THE PAINTING (2011), nominated for a Best Animated Film César in France. His latest film THE PRINCE'S VOYAGE (2019), co-directed with Xavier Picard, was selected in the Fuori Concorso section at Locarno FF.

    Selected Filmography