Cleveland International Film Festival } March 25 – April 5, 2020 } Tower City Cinemas

The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales
(Le grand méchant Renard et autres contes...)


Year: 2017
Country: FRANCE
Run Time: 103 minutes

The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales
The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales
The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales
The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales

Culled from the imagination of director Benjamin Renner, THE BIG BAD FOX AND OTHER TALES is a series of folktales surrounding the animal inhabitants of a small country farm. In “Baby Delivery,” Rabbit, Pig, and Duck must take over for a stork and deliver a baby girl to her home. Naturally, the three stand-ins aren’t as adept at delivering human babies as storks are, and they find the task could bring calamitous results. In “The Big Bad Fox,” the titular character finds himself the unwanted “mommy” to a trio of chicks when he can’t bring himself to eat them as eggs. In the final tale, “Saving Christmas,” Rabbit and Duck think they’ve accidentally killed Santa Claus, and so they must take over the job of delivering presents to all the little boys and girls. Laugh-out-loud funny and with the heart commonly attributed to children’s tales, THE BIG BAD FOX AND OTHER TALES is an imaginative frolic through stories of wit and lessons in what it means to be family. Renner created these characters as a child, and their fun and innocence hugs you from start to finish. (In French with subtitles) —T.W.

CIFF42 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Thursday, April 05, 2018 at 4:50 PM

Sunday, April 08, 2018 at 11:55 AM

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 9:20 AM

Family Films
Film Is Art

International Narrative Competition


Benjamin Renner, Patrick Imbert

Benjamin Renner and Patrick Imbert are French animators and filmmakers who met during the creation of Renner’s 2014 film “Ernest & Celestine”—CIFF38, where Imbert worked as the animation director. The film was an international success and received an Academy Award® nomination for Best Animated Feature.


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