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CINSSU's Free Friday Films Presents: The Triplets of Belleville
The University of Toronto's Cinema Studies Student Union (CINSSU) presents a screening of french filmmaker Sylvain Chomet's The Triplets of Belleville (2003). The screening, as usual, is at U of T's own Innis Town Hall at Innis College. Admission is free but space is limited, so arrive early to ensure seating!
French filmmaker Sylvain Chomet directs the animated feature The Triplets of Belleville. A young boy is raised by his grandmother, Madame Souza, in the French countryside. She buys him a bicycle and encourages his dream of winning the Tour de France. However, he gets kidnapped by a group of Mafia gangsters and taken to the big city of Belleville, where he is used for his bicycling prowess in an elaborate gambling scheme. Along with her faithful companion Bruno, Madame Souza sets out to rescue her grandson. They befriend a trio of aging musicians who were once the '30s jazz trio known as The Triplets of Belleville. Features an original jazz musical score by Benoît Charest. Richly detailed and loaded with surreal touches, The Triplets of Belleville is an odd, delightful charmer.