This groundbreaking animation, using oil paint on glass, follows two youngsters who flee for their national border when they find themselves in danger.
France-Germany-Czech Republic 2021. 84min
With English subtitles
In an unnamed Eastern European country, sister and brother Kyona and Adriel find themselves separated from their parents after their home is destroyed. They have no choice but to make a treacherous journey to cross the border, where they hope safety awaits. From an encounter with a community of street kids and discovering the currency that exists in human lives, the siblings experience the persecution that awaits migrants everywhere. A remarkable coming-of-age tale, The Crossing is also the first feature-length animation created using oil paint on glass, which makes for a rich texture and breathtaking, experimental visual style. Painter and animator Florence Miailhe has crafted a poignant and memorable work about a global issue whose urgency is only increasing.
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