Coming off its two Academy Award nominations for “Boy and
the World” and “When Marnie Was There,” independent animation distributor GKIDS
already has a new enchanting animated feature set to open theatrically next
“April and the Extraordinary World” by directors Christian Desmares and Franck Ekinci is a steampunk adventure set in 1940s France as its greatest
scientific minds begin to disappear. It will take the audacity and courage of a young girl
and her beloved cat to unveil the secrets behind this conspiracy.
“April” won the Crystal Award at last years Annecy Film Festival and stars
Academy Award-winning actress Marion Cotillard, who voices the tile character
in both the French and English-dub versions of the film.
Watch the film’s official U.S. trailer above.
“April and the Extraordinary World” will open in NYC on March 25th and in Los Angeles on April 1st.
The official synopsis reads as follows:
Paris, 1941. A family of scientists is on the brink of discovering a powerful longevity serum when all of a sudden a mysterious force abducts them, leaving their young daughter April behind. Ten years later, April (voiced by Academy Award-winner Marion Cotillard) lives alone with her dear cat, Darwin, and carries on her family’s research in secret. But she soon finds herself at the center of a shadowy and far-reaching conspiracy, and on the run from government agents, bicycle-powered dirigibles and cyborg rat spies. Undaunted, she continues her quest to find her parents and discover the truth behind their disappearance.
Take a look a the film’s delightful poster below: