LOUISE BY THE SHORE

Co-sponsored by French Cultural Services and Speed Museum

France-Canada, in French (English subtitles)

Recommended for ages 11+  (Parental Guidance: this is a French animated film (subtitled in English). Mature themes like abandonment, WW II, first loves.)

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. Yet, Louise takes her abandonment as a challenge. She’s going to survive, confronting the elements as well as her memories, which have found the perfect occasion to join in the adventure.

Sunday, Feb. 25, 12:30 p.m.

Speed Museum