SNOWTIME!

LA GUERRE DES TUQUES 3D

By Jean-Francois POULIOT, Francois BRISSON

CARPEDIEM FILM & TV - as PROD

Animation - Completed 2015

To amuse themselves during the winter school break, the kids in a small village decide to have a massive snowball fight in this animated romp through childhood which explores the role that enthusiastic competition and energizing solidarity play in the lives of children.

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Sundance Film Festival 2016
Spotlight
Sundance 2016
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    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Animation, 3D, Family
    • Countries
    • CANADA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, FRENCH
    • Budget
    • 10 - 25 M$
    • Duration
    • 83 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Jean-Francois POULIOT, Francois BRISSON
    • Writer(s)
    • Roger CANTIN, Paul RISACHER
    • Producer(s)
    • Marie-claude BEAUCHAMP (CARPEDIEM FILM & TV)
    • Synopsis
    • SNOWTIME! is an animated feature film aimed at children eight to twelve years old. It will be released both on television and in theatres. It is based on the live action movie La guerre des tuques which was released to great acclaim over twenty-five years ago and remains one of the classics of Canadian cinema.
      To amuse themselves during the winter school break, the kids in a small Quebec village decide to have a massive snowball fight. Luke and Sophie, both 11 years old, become the “generals” of the opposing armies. Sophie, a newcomer to the village, and her cohort defend an elaborate snow fort against the assault of Luke’s horde. Whichever side occupies the fort at the end of the break, wins. But what starts out as pure youthful fun and enthusiasm deteriorates into a more serious conflict as Luke takes his role as leader more and more seriously. As the battles rage, and weaponry escalates, and the fort changes hands, all the kids shift from simply having fun to actually hating the opposing side. The war is brought to an abrupt end when Cleo, the beloved neighbourhood dog, dies when a wall of the fort collapses on her during the final assault. Luke recognizes his role in the tragedy; a hard lesson which is underlined as he plays the mournful bugle call The Last Post as the other kids bury Cleo. Joy is restored when all the children decide to attack the fort rather than each other and happily destroy every last bit of the snow fort.
      SNOWTIME! is an appealing comedy about hope and friendship. It explores the sometimes mercurial relations between friends during childhood, and the role that enthusiastic competition and energizing solidarity play in the lives of children. In addition, it examines the issue of war itself in a way that children can appreciate and war’s impact on participants and non-combatants alike. Entertaining, imaginative and joyfully lucid, this romp through childhood is full of heart and humour, while giving young viewers much food for thought.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • May 15, 2014
    • End of shooting
    • Feb 15, 2015
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