The Painting (2013)

The Painting

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In this wryly inventive parable, a kingdom is divided into the three castes: the impeccably painted Alldunns who reside in a majestic palace; the Halfies who the Painter has left incomplete; and the untouchable Sketchies, simple charcoal outlines who are banished to the cursed forest. Chastised for her forbidden love for an Alldunn and shamed by her unadorned face, Halfie Claire runs away into the forest. Her beloved Ramo and best friend Lola journey after her, passing between the forbidden … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Animation, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: , ,
Written By: Jean-Francois Laguionie, Anik Leray
In Theaters:
Box Office: $15.1k
Runtime:
G-Kids - Official Site

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as Lola (English versio...

as Lola (French version...

as Ramo (English versio...

as Ramo (French version...

as Claire (English vers...

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as Quill (English versi...

as Plume (French versio...

as Gum (English version...

as Gom (French version)

as Magenta (English ver...

as Magenta (French vers...

as Graymorgan (English ...

as Monsieur Gris (Frenc...

as Florence (English ve...

as Self Portrait (Engli...

as L'autoportrait et Le...

as Harlequin (English v...

as Garance (French vers...

as The Painter/Venice P...

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as Orange de Mars (Fren...

as Le Capitaine (French...

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Critic Reviews for The Painting

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (6)

With striking visuals reminiscent of Matisse and Chagall and a refreshingly (for domestic animation audiences) grown-up storyline, The Painting is almost reminiscent of, well, a work of art.

Full Review… | June 7, 2013
Village Voice
Top Critic

Creative, colorful, and unexpectedly wise, "The Painting" is the latest offshore animation to show to kids burned out on computer-generated Hollywood toons.

Full Review… | May 24, 2013
Boston Globe
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While the artist-as-deity concept was flattering enough to get "The Painting" nominated for a 2012 Cesar Award, its big ideas about equality and friendship are flatly 2-D.

Full Review… | May 23, 2013
Los Angeles Times
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Lovely but lifeless 'toon is none too subtle in delivering its multicultural moral.

Full Review… | May 15, 2013
Hollywood Reporter
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Short on narrative sophistication but visually a true objet d'art.

Full Review… | May 9, 2013
New York Times
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Helmer Jean-Francois Laguionie's consistently enjoyable, inventive and beautifully crafted tale is a color riot suitable for all ages.

Full Review… | December 30, 2011
Variety
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Painting

Figures leave the painting they live in and go searching for the Painter, trying to find out why he left the canvas they live in incomplete. If the story had been sketched out with as much loving detail as the beautiful Impressionist-style artwork, this might have been a masterpiece, rather than something that's just nice to look at.

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Greg S

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'The Painting'. A simple enough plot, thematically rich, and the most visually unique thing I've seen in years.

I do question the final message about changing one's self to fit in though...

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