The story depicted in “April and the Extraordinary World” is quite different from what we read during history classes and especially about France, a country described as a romantic and a lovers’ destination. The film takes us back to the era of 1941, where the world is radically different and characterized by bizarre events. There is no taste of development, and things like radios, TVs, aviation, and electricity are a myth. All they have to brag about is their coal and steam, but there is some willing to stand out and it is Avril (Marion Cotillar). She is a teenage girl whose parents are among the missing scientists and together with Darwin (Philippe Katerine), a talking cat, her grandfather pops, and a young police informer Julius, the quartet head out to find Avril’s parents. Together, they will face the mysteries of their outdated world. ‘April and the Extraordinary World’ is a fine touch of Christian Desmares and Franck Ekinci that will captivate your heart from the beginning to the end. It draws us through the fundamental beauty of animation with its funny scenarios.
April and the Extraordinary World (2015)
Ismaël Vuillard (Mathieu Amalric) makes films and is about to finalize one about Ivan, an atypical diplomat inspired by his brother. Ismaël is also working on the project with Bloom, his superior and father-in-law. Ismaël has got his own past and now lives to enjoy the present with his new wife Sylvia. Back then, he was first married to Carlotta, who later passed away. Director Arnaud Desplechin incorporates various story elements into one box, showcasing drama, comedy, and mystery. Desplechin’s films have always illustrated a different version of film aspects with “A Christmas Tale” as a vivid example. Ismael’s Ghosts premiered 2017’s Cannes Film Festival and it was also an opening film. Charlotte Gainsbourg, who stars in the film as Sylvia managed to win a Cannes Award for best actress for her role in Antichrist. Ismael’s Ghosts is director Arnaud Desplechin’s sixth collaboration with Mathieu Amalric. Surprisingly, the film collects various César winners “Charlotte Gainsbourg, Marion Cotillard, Mathieu Amalric, and Louis Garrel. Though holds a powerful cast, the film has an average rating. After From the Land of the Moon (2016), Marion Cotillard and Louis Garrel are again reunited.