The animated feature Snowtime directed by Jean-François Pouliot with co-director: François Brisson will be premiering at the US 2016 Sundance Film Festival this weekend and opening in US theaters on on February 19, 2016. Featuring songs by Celine Dion, Simple Plan, Walk Off The Earth, Marie-Mai, Groenland, the film begins with a light-hearted snowball fight being planned. Things get more serious as the fight progresses, and the kids have to decide which is more important: winning or being friends? Can anyone ever truly be said to win a war?
The trailer shows the cute as a button kids starting out with their plan, and the beautiful snow fort they build. The battle starts out merry, with the trailer giving snapshots of its progress as well as a look at the two generals discovering that they actually like one another.
New animated feature SNOWTIME! is a romp through childhood full of heart and humor. To amuse themselves during the winter school break, the kids in a small village decide to have a massive snowball fight. Luke and Sophie, both 11 years old, become the leaders of the opposing sides. Sophie and her cohorts defend an elaborate snow fort against the assault of Luke’s horde. Whichever side occupies the fort at the end of the winter break, wins. But what starts out as pure youthful fun and enthusiasm deteriorates into a more serious conflict, where children learn valuable life lessons on friendship, the importance of unity, and the emotional consequences of vicious rivalry. The film’s underlying message – neither side wins in war – is as relevant today as ever.
Based on the acclaimed live-action film classic La Guerre des Tuques (The Dog Who Stopped the War), SNOWTIME! is a captivating cinematic adventure about hope and friendship. The film explores the sometimes mercurial relations between friends during childhood, and the role that enthusiastic competition and energizing solidarity play in the lives of children.
Opens in U.S. theaters February 19, 2016.
Movie Running Time: 82 Minutes
MPAA Rating: PG
Movie website: www.snowtimemovie.com
Social media hashtags: #SnowtimeMovie
Directed by: Jean-François Pouliot
Co-director: François Brisson
Produced by: Marie-Claude Beauchamp
Screenplay by: Normand Canac-Marquis, Paul Risacher
Voice Cast: Ross Lynch, Golden Globe®-Winner Sandra Oh, Angela Gallupo, Lucinda Davis, Sonja Ball, Don Shepherd, Jenna Wheeler, Heidi Lynne Weeks, Elisabeth MacRae, Holly Gauthier.
Songs performed by: Celine Dion, Simple Plan, Walk Off The Earth, Marie-Mai, Groenland