Film review – The Fox & the Child (2007)

11 July 2009

NOTE: This review discusses the English language version of The Fox & the Child with narration by Kate Winslet.

TheFoxAndTheChildPic#02Long before making the popular 2005 drama/nature documentary March of the Penguins (La marche de l’empereur), writer/director Luc Jacquet had conceived the story that would form the basis of The Fox & the Child (Le renard et l’enfant) out of events from his own childhood. While growing up in the Ain region of France, Jacquet formed a bond with a wild fox and that relationship is replicated in The Fox & the Child when a young girl (Bertille Noël-Bruneau) discovers a fox near her home, slowly gains the animal’s trust and eventually forms a unique friendship with it.

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