Winter comes, and a boy and his friends join the new girl in town for a long snowball fight.
A snow war is the fantasy (for us at least) cinema has built as the perfect vacation, one in which you’re always a kid. Snowtime! makes the most of that film notion, and uses it as an excuse to create a “real” battle in “the biggest town in the world,” as the film’s 11-year-old protagonist would say. The kid war between two bands over an ice castle that will melt in two weeks is the platform the film uses to play with several genres that range from war films –obviously– to adventure and situation comedy. Snowtime! is as simple as its premise, and simple in its forms, with characters whose borders resemble the ones of classic American comic books, but that doesn’t hide its will to state an idea about war –the one that it’s not animated. JMD
D: Jean-François Pouliot, François Brisson G: Normand Canac-Marquis, Roger Cantin, Danyèle Patenaude, Paul Risacher E: Robert Yates DA: Philippe Arsenault Bussieres S: Raymond Vermette M: Jorane, Eloi Painchaud P: Marie-Claude Beauchamp PE: Marie-Claude Beauchamp, Paul Risacher, Normand Thauvette CP: CarpeDiem Film & TV I: Angela Galuppo, Mariloup Wolfe, Lucinda Davis, Nicholas Savard L’Herbier, Sophie Cadieux
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He was born in Canada in 1979, and studied at the Concordia University. He worked as a camera assistant, and also writes and directs animated short films for the National Film Council.
He directed the animated film Gene-Fusion (2011).