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Chicken For Linda!

Linda veut du poulet!

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In this delightful animated comedy, flustered single mom Paulette mistakenly punishes her daughter for losing her ring. Realizing her error, she promises Linda she’ll do anything to make up for it. The child demands chicken with peppers for dinner — but where to get hold of chicken in the midst of a general strike which has closed all the stores? Undeterred, Paulette heads for the nearest farm…

Husband and wife duo Chiara Malta and Sébastien Laudenbach (The Girl Without Hands) evoke the freewheeling farcical slapstick spirit of Jacques Tati and the palette of Henri Matisse in this unexpected gem. The fluid, free-flowing 2D, hand-drawn animation style sparkles with the filmmakers’ imaginative use of colour, and the movie gently slips and slides from wry observational comedy towards magical realism, with a glorious climax involving hapless cops, a loose (live) chicken, and assorted wardrobe items all stuck in the branches of a tree…

Uniquely styled and all-around delightful… in retrospect, I wouldn’t hesitate to call Chicken for Linda! the best film of Cannes this year.

Peter Debruge, Variety

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Directors

Chiara Malta & Sébastien Laudenbach

Cast

Clotilde Hesme, Laetitia Dosch, Patrick Pineau

Credits
Country of Origin

France

Year

2023

Language

In French with English subtitles

Awards

Best Animated Feature, Annecy Animation Festival

19+
76 min

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Saturday April 20

4:45 pm
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6:30 pm
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Sunday April 21

12:00 pm
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5:15 pm
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Wednesday April 24

12:45 pm
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Friday April 26

5:00 pm
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Credits

Screenwriter

Chiara Malta, Sébastien Laudenbach

Editor

Catherine Aladenise

Animation

Sébastien Laudenbach

Original Music

Clément Ducol

Production Design

Margaux Duseigneur

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