Tuesday, 26 May 2015

#35 MOOMINS ON THE RIVIERA

#35 MOOMINS ON THE RIVIERA

Written by  Xavier Picard, Hanna Hemilä, Beata Harju, Leslie Stewart, Annina Enckell. Directed by Xavier Picard, Hanna Hemilä. 80 minutes long.
This French Finnish production is traditionally drawn which makes a delightful change from the churning CGI animated sausage machine of Hollywood.

Doing away with a new screenplay this is an adaptation of Tove Jansson's original comic strip: Moomin on the Riviera. And as such, it keeps the strange, surreal, dreamlike quality of original Moomins story doing away with the need of an actual plot replacing it with a rambling, meandering tale that slides from one situation into the next with no rhyme or reason. Nor are there any knowing in jokes for adults to enjoy, as such unless you're a fan of the original wonderful comic book series you're going to find this a tad tricky to enjoy.

This will appeal to the very young.

7/10

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