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BFI Families

The King and the Mockingbird

Le Roi et l’oiseau

Treat yourself and the kids to this French animated classic on the big screen.

Image from The King and the Mockingbird

France 1980
Dir Paul Grimault
With the voices of Jean Martin, Pascal Mazzotti, Raymond Bussières
English subtitles, with reading of subtitles for younger audiences
Certificate U

This French animated classic, 30 years in the making, tells the story of a young chimney sweep and shepherdess who fall in love but find their romance the subject of unwanted attention from the king of the land. A kind bird may prove to be the only chance the lovers have of staying together when the king’s plans take a sinister turn...

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