“The quality of the lively, vibrant animation and the depth of feelings make it entirely engaging.”
Publish Date: June 17, 2019
Author: Allan Hunter
Who can resist an indomitable mutt? The simple joys and sorrows of a dog’s life provide fertile ground for Anca Damian in the picaresque animated feature Marona’s Fantastic Tale. Told with charm, wit and invention, this is family entertainment with an appeal that should cross the generations. GKIDS bought North American rights to the film from its premiere at Annecy.
Damian takes a risk by beginning the story at the end. Struck by a car and now just “a smudge on the asphalt”, a dying dog looks back on a life filled with unconditional devotion to its passing owners. The dog’s inevitable demise lends a melancholy undercurrent to a film that strives to avoid sentimentality but still manages to set the lower lip trembling.
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