The 39th Portland International Film Festival: APRIL AND THE EXTRAORDINARY WORLD

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1941. Napoléon V is the ruler of an alternative France, and without modern technology, the world runs on coal and steam. Scholars keep mysteriously disappearing, and a young girl named April goes off in search of her scientist parents who vanished. Accompanied by her talking cat Darwin and a young rogue named Julius, she braves mysteries and danger in order to discover the truth. Winner of the Crystal for Best Feature Film at the 2015 Annecy Animation Festival, April and the Extraordinary World is a visually striking, original, and dynamic animated sci-fi adventure based on a graphic novel by Jacques Tardi. (105 mins.)
Sponsored by LAIKA and the French American Cultural Society.


The 39th Portland International Film Festival is sponsored by the James F. & Marion L. Miller Foundation, Delta Airlines, LAIKA, Willamette Week, Regal Entertainment Group, Travel Portland, Umpqua Bank, The Autzen Foundation, Amtrak Cascades, The Lamb-Baldwin Foundation, Hotel deLuxe, Hotel Eastund, Voodoo Doughnut, TV5Monde, and many others.

APRIL AND THE EXTRAORDINARY WORLD screens Saturday, February 13 at 1:15pm at Regal Fox Tower and on Wednesday, February 17 at 6pm at Regal Fox Tower. The film is being presented as part of our 39th Portland International Film Festival.

Tickets available online and at the door.

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