‘Belle and Sebastian’ (Belle et Sébastien) Review

By Julia Ricci     It can be all too easy for a film involving a dog to fall into saccharine and even traumatizing territory (see: Marley and Me, Old Yeller), but France’s Belle and Sebastian (2013) is a refreshing exception. Belle and Sebastian is a well-crafted family movie about a friendship between a boy and his dog in the vein of Lassie and classic live-action … Continue reading ‘Belle and Sebastian’ (Belle et Sébastien) Review

‘Belle and Sebastian’ Heartland Film Festival Q&A

By Eli Ralston After the United States premiere of the French film Belle and Sebastian at the 2014 Heartland Film Festival, screenwriters Fabien Suarez and Juliette Sales treated the audience to a Q&A session about the film and discussed working with children and dogs, how much of the film was CGI, and the possibility of a sequel. Check out the entire Q&A after the jump, and … Continue reading ‘Belle and Sebastian’ Heartland Film Festival Q&A