It’s not every day that a feature-length animation in French receives two Academy Award nominations alongside the likes of Finding Nemo. French- Canadian writer-director Sylvain Chomet’s Les Triplettes De Belleville did just that and, despite not winning either of the Oscars, the exposure added to the acclaim it gained from its festival appearances around the world. Les Triplettes carries you into a darkly comic world where selfishness, cruelty and corruption reign supreme until they are conquered by the valiant Madame Souza and the unstoppable Triplets of Belleville. The soundtrack is seductive and the film wonderful. This is the year of animation where non-Americans are finally triumphing and Les Triplettes De Belleville will bring even more smiles to your dial. It’s a film for lovers of quirky animated entertainment.

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