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Chicken for Linda! (2024)

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Director: Chiara Malta, Sébastien Laudenbach Run Time: 80 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2023

Starring: Clotilde Hesme, Estéban, Laetitia Dosch, Mélinée Leclerc, Patrick Pineau

Country: France, Italy
Language: French, Italian

About the film:

After making its World Premiere at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival, the critically acclaimed feature won multiple awards, including Best Animated Feature at the 2024 César Awards and the 2024 Annecy International Animation Film Festival, and both the Grand Prize and Audience Award at last year’s Animation is Film Festival.

“A uniquely styled and all-around delightful hand-drawn family drama… the best film of Cannes this year.”

—Peter Debruge, Variety

Paulette feels guilty after unjustly punishing her daughter Linda and would do anything to make it up to her. Linda immediately asks for a meal of chicken with peppers, which reminds her of the dish her father used to make. But with a general strike closing stores all across town and pushing people into the streets, this innocent request quickly leads to an outrageous series of events that spirals out of control, as Paulette does everything she can to keep her promise and find a chicken for Linda.

About the filmmakers:

Chiara Malta has directed several short films including a trilogyon childhood that have been selected for and awarded at numerous international festivals. After her feature-length documentary Armando e la politica for la Lucarne (Arte/ZDF), she became an artist-in-residence at the Villa Medici (Rome). Her first feature film, Simple Women, featuring Jasmine Trinca and Elina Löwensohn, was the opening film for the Discovery category of the Toronto International Film Festival in 2019. She regularly directs episodes for French TV series Chronicles of the Sun, and is currently in Italy shooting the first season of a series produced by Grøenlandia and Fidelio. Chicken for Linda! (2024) is her first feature animation.

Sébastien Laudenbach is a director, illustrator, and professor at ENSAD (École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs) who has written a dozen award-winning short films selected by numerous international festivals, as well as credit packages and music videos. With his feature film The Girl Without Hands, presented at Cannes, awarded at the Annecy International Animation Festival, and in competition for a César award, Sébastien Laudenbach has developed a lively, signature style full of movement, while remaining effective and to the point.

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