Le Tableau (The Painting)

Director(s): Jean-François Laguionie
Country: France
Language: French w/ English subtitles
Animation | 2012 | 78 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Recommended for ages 10+ (Parental Guidance: Some scenes of threatened violence)

In partnership with RISD Museum and Gallery Night Providence, PCFF 2014 brought back one of 2013’s audience favorites for a command – and free! – performance. “Le Tableau” is set within the world of an idyllic but incomplete painting, long ago abandoned by its painter. In his absence, the figures in the painting have taken over the narrative to serve their own ends. After the screening, you will be invited to explore, with the guidance of museum educators, RISD’s own collection of All-Dones, Sketchies and Halfies!


“Enchanting! This consistently enjoyable, inventive and beautifully crafted tale is a color riot suitable for all ages! A constant feast for the eyes!” – Variety (8/12)

Chicago International Children’s Film Festival 2012, Best Original Music

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