The 12th Annual St. Louis International Film Festival will open on November 13th with the St. Louis premiere of the animated French film The Triplets of Belleville at 7:00 p.m. at the Hi-Pointe Theatre.
“The Triplets of Belleville” is a new feature film from animator Sylvain Chomet. Adopted by his grandmother, Madame Souza, Champion is a lonely little boy. Noticing that the lad is never happier than on a bicycle, Madame Souza puts him through a rigorous training process. Years go by and Champion becomes worthy of his name. Now he is ready to enter the world famous Tour de France. When during the contest two mysterious men in black kidnap Champion, Madame Souza and her faithful dog Bruno set out to rescue him. Their quest takes them across the ocean to a giant megalopolis called Belleville where they encounter the renowned “Triplets of Belleville,” three eccentric female music-hall stars from the 1930’s who decide to take Madame Souza and Bruno under their wing. Thanks to Bruno’s brilliant sense of smell, the brave duo are soon on to Champion’s trail. But, will they succeed in beating the devilish plans of the evil French mafia?
For more info, visit the Cinema St. Louis website.

Posted on October 27, 2003 in Festivals by

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