Coming to DVD June 12th

 

Winner, 2010 Seattle International Film Festival and 2010 COLCOA Film Festival.

 

Not Rated |France 2010 | Run Time: 98 min

Director: Mona Achache | Language: French

 

Inspired by the beloved New York Times bestseller, The Elegance of the Hedgehog, by Muriel Barbery, THE HEDGEHOG is the timely story of Paloma (Garance Le Guillermic) a young girl bent on ending it all on her upcoming twelfth birthday. Using her father’s old camcorder to chronicle the hypocrisy she sees in adults, Paloma begins to learn about life from the grumpy building concierge, Renée Michel (FRENCH TWIST’s Josiane Balasko). When Paloma’s camera reveals the extensive secret library in Renée’s back room, and that the often gruff matron reads Tolstoy to her cat, Paloma begins to understand that there are allies to be found beneath the prickliest of exteriors. As the unlikely friendship deepens, Paloma’s own coming of age becomes a much less pessimistic prospect.

 

In Theaters Nationwide Fall Schedule:

 

Oct. 6, 7 & 13

Bijou Theatre

Bridgeport, CT

Oct. 3-13

Strand

Rockland, ME

Oct.11,12 & 14

Riviera Theatre

Three Rivers, MI

Oct. 11 - 16

Boedecker Theatre

Boulder, CO

Oct. 14

Circle Cinema

Tulsa, OK

 

Regal's Shadowood

Boca Raton, FL

 

Regal's Delray

Delray Beach, FL

 

South Beach Stadium

Miami, FL

 

Movies at Delray

Delray, FL

 

Movies at Lake Worth

Lake Worth, FL

 

Intracoastal

Miami, FL

 

Sunrise 11

Sunrise FL (Ft Lauderdale)

 

Burns Court

Sarasota, FL

 

Tropic

Key West, FL

 

Village 8

Louisville, KY

 

Hippodrome

Gainsville, Fl

 

Aperture

Winston Salem, NC

 

Fiesta

Santa Barbara, CA

 

Living Room

Portland, OR

 

Charles

Baltimore, MD

 

State

Traverse, MI

 

Film Streams & Ruth Sokolof

Omaha, NB

Oct. 17

Downtown Ctr. of the Arts

Oxnard, CA

Oct.18 & 19

Lakewood Ranch Cinema

Lakewood, FL

Oct. 21

Regal's Belltower

Ft. Meyer, FL

 

Regal's Hollywood

Naples, FL

 

Keystone Art Cinema

Indianapolis, IN

 

Regal's Beach Blvd

Jacksonville, FL

 

Sag Harbor

Sag Harboy, NY

 

Upstate

Rhinebeck, NY

 

Mryn Mawr Film Institute

Bryn Mawr, PA

Oct.21 - 24 & 26 - 27

Berkshire Museum

Berkshire, MA

Oct 21 - 22, Oct 25 - 28 & Nov. 1-13

Cinematique of Daytona

Daytona, FL

Oct. 21 - 23

Theatre N

Wilmington, DE

Oct. 25 - 27

Clyde

Langley, WA

Oct. 28

Modern Art Musuem/ Fort Worth

Ft. Worth, TX

 

Naro

Norfolk, VA

 

Osio

Monterey, CA

 

Cinemapolis

Itacha, NY

 

The Screen

Santa Fe, NM

 

Avon

Providence, RI

 

Downer

Milwaukee, WI

 

Lyric

Blacksburg, VA

Nov. 4

Real Art Ways

Hartford, CT

 

Pelham Picture House

Pelham, NY

 

Salem Cinema

Salem, OR

 

Salina Art Center

Salina, CA

Nov. 11

Nickelodeon

Columbia, SC

Nov. 17 - 21 & 25 - 28

Vickers Theatre

Three Oaks, MI

Nov. 25 - 27v

Oklahoma City Museum of Art

Oklahoma City, OK

Dec.11 - 13

Bill Cosford Cinema

Coral Gables, FL

Jan. 21

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

Memphis, TN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

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Cast & Crew

Director: Mona Achache

Producer: Anne-Dominique Toussaint

Cast:Josiane Balasko, Togo Igawa, Ariane Ascaride, Garance Le Guillermic, Anne Brochet

 

 

 

 

 

“Whimsical and touching… Mona Achache’s adaptation is wistful perfection.”

- Moira Macdonald, Seattle Times

 

“Suggests a sort of Gallic Harold and Maude.”

Stephen Holden, The NY Times

 

“A film that gives you everything: laughs, tears, charm and -- best of all -- the unexpected.”

- James van Maanen, TrustMovies

 

 

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