Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 18, 2021 } Playhouse Square

A Town Called Panic
(Panique au village)

 

Year: 2009
Country: BELGIUM, FRANCE, LUXEMBOURG
Run Time: 75 minutes

A Town Called Panic
A Town Called Panic
A Town Called Panic
A Town Called Panic
A Town Called Panic

Parachuting cows, snowball-throwing penguin machines, tidal waves, exploding houses, and pilfering sea creatures. If that doesn't intrigue you, what else will? Such is A TOWN CALLED PANIC, the imagination-come-to-life of creative masterminds Stéphane Aubier and Vincent Patar. A true adventure story of three improbable plastic friends - Horse, Cowboy, and Indian - this French film cleverly employs the use of stop-motion animation to create a visual playground for adults and children alike. This delightfully odd comedy begins as Cowboy and Indian devise a haphazard plan for Horse's birthday, in which everything that can go wrong does just that. Inevitably, the three friends lose their house and must journey through a parallel universe to take it back from the sneaky undersea hellions that stole it. Along the way they are continuously met with hilarious obstacles in which both their bravery and resilience are put to the test. A TOWN CALLED PANIC is a film you won't be able to look away from and its wacky amusement will leave you smiling well past leaving the theater. (In French with subtitles) – M.M.

CIFF34 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Saturday, March 27, 2010 at 11:50 PM

Sunday, March 28, 2010 at 7:25 PM

Screenplay
Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar, Guillaume Malandrin, Vincent Tavier

Director
Vincent Patar

Stéphane Aubier and Vincent Patar met in 1986 while they were students at La Cambre, Belgium's school of visual arts.

Filmography
A TOWN CALLED PANIC (2009)

Producer
Philippe Kauffmann, Vincent Tavier

Cinematography
Jan Vandenbussche

Editing
Anne-Laure Guégan

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