Le voyage du prince

  • 77'
  • France
  • 2019

Jean-François Laguionie is a world-renowned master of French animation whose major works are all characterised by an air or style that is difficult to pinpoint – at some moments they strongly resemble fairy tales, at others they're more like science-fiction epics; invariably, though, at the core of it all, there's a mythology whose realisation has earned him many fans. He gives us something extremely rare: adult animations that children and youngsters can thoroughly enjoy as well.

Le Château des singes (1999), an allegory about distrust and division set in a monkey kingdom, is one of Laguionie's most widely beloved works. In Le Voyage du prince, he now returns tacitly to that world, without aiming to create a sequel to the earlier film's narrative thread. This time the tale among monkeys is focused on xenophobia – a most pressing subject, developed with gentleness of heart and rare visual grandeur.

Director
Jean-François Laguionie
Country of production
France
Production Year
2019
Festival Edition
IFFR 2020
Length
77'
Medium
DCP
International title
The Prince's Voyage
Language
French
Producers
Eric Jacquot, Armelle Glorennec
Production Company
Blue Spirit Productions
Sales
Urban Distribution International
Screenplay
Jean-François Laguionie, Anik Leray
Music
Jonathan Grimbert-Barré
Cast
Frédéric Cerdal, Enrico Di Giovanni, Thomas Sagols, Gabriel Le Doze, Marie-Madeleine Burguet, Celia Rosich, Catherine Lafond