The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales

Wednesday, April 11, 7:15 PM
Saturday, April 14, 5:15 PM

The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales
Directors: Benjamin Renner, Patrick Imbert
80 minutes

From the creators of the Academy Award®- nominated Ernest & Celestine comes another hilarious, heartwarming tale of animal misfits destined to become a classic. The countryside isn’t always as calm and peaceful as it’s made out to be, and the animals on this farm are particularly agitated: a fox who mothers a family of chicks, a rabbit who plays the stork, and a duck who wants to be Santa Claus. If you think life in the country is a walk in the park, think again! Directors Benjamin Renner and Patrick Imbert adapt Renner’s own acclaimed graphic novel into a delirious, delightful triptych of interlocking stories, with a pacing and visual spontaneity that harkens back to classic Looney Tunes shorts and slapstick two-reelers. But underneath the gags (and there are plenty of them), the three stories offer a sensitive and beautiful portrayal of family and the anxieties of modern life.

“With The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales, directors Patrick Imbert and Bejamin Renner properly channel the ghosts of Chuck Jones, Buster Keaton, and Charlie Chaplin, creating an utterly adorable, endearing, and wonderful all-ages feature that’s as much a love letter to the hand-drawn art form as it is to comedy in general”. -Courtney Howard, FreshFiction.TV

Posted in Contemporary Spotlight 2018, Out of Competition