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In this wry parable, a kingdom is divided into the three castes: the impeccably painted Alldunns who reside in a majestic palace; the Halfies who the Painter has left incomplete; and the untouchable Sketchies, simple charcoal outlines who are banished to the cursed forest. Chastised for her forbidden love for an Alldunn and shamed by her unadorned face, Halfie Claire runs away into the forest. Her beloved Ramo and best friend Lola journey after her, passing between the forbidden Death Flowers that guard the boundaries of the forest and arriving finally at the very edge of the painting where they tumble through the canvas and into the Painter s studio. The abandoned workspace is strewn with paintings, each containing its own animated world and in a feast for both the eyes and imagination, they explore first one picture and then another, attempting to discover just what the Painter has in mind for all his creations.
Making Of Featurette; Concept Art Slideshow; Original French Audio Track with English Subtitles; U.S. Trailer
Worth watching purely for the animation. A masterful study in both traditional painting and cg animation (plus that last scene - I dare you to find better in Hollywood). Read morePublished 1 month ago by Phil
The Painting is not for kids, yet it does have a child-like earnestness that combines with the simple elegance of the animation to give the film a charming quality. Read morePublished 1 month ago by rbrogan3
I can't find words for something so beautiful.
I experienced it like a child and disappeared completely in the painting.
I thought the story was too loose and the plot could have been better expressed. Was much entertained by it, ultmately.Published 4 months ago by Claire Lewis
Was in the middle of watching it with my child when all of a sudden half way through the movie a nude painting became part of the plot.Published 4 months ago by wren
Excellent film. Very thought provoking and unusual. My husband and I watched with our 7 year old and we all loved it. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer