Co-Sponsored by the Louisville Jewish Film Festival
France (dubbed in English), 104 minutes
Recommended for ages 8+ (Parental guidance: Threat of physical violence, tense moments, dubbed in English)
Winner of Films 4 Families Youth Jury Award at Seattle International Film Festival
This beautifully filmed story, based on a beloved children’s novel, portrays the unshakeable bond between an orphan boy and his dog. Sebastian, who lives with his grandfather near the French-Swiss border, befriends Belle who is suspected of killing livestock. When Nazis march into town looking for French Resistance leaders who are guiding Jewish refugees to safety, the boy and his dog lead the way to safety through the gorgeous but treacherous mountains.
Belle and Sebastian is an homage to the beloved live-action nature films of Disney, but with a pulse-pounding World War II subplot that will captivate audiences of all ages.
Sunday, Feb. 25, 7 p.m.
Village 8 Theatres