About the Film
Screening at the Jim Santy Auditorium, Park City Library at 3 pm.
A collaboration between director Paul Grimault and French poet and screenwriter Jacques Prévert (Les Enfants du Paradis, Le crime de Monsieur Lange), it’s adapted from a fairy tale by Hans Christian Anderson about a tyrannical King ruling over the kingdom of Takicardia. Viewed with fear by his subjects, it’s only the spirited, brightly feathered Mr Bird who, from his nest near the King’s secret chambers in his gigantic palace, dares to make fun of him.
The King is in love with a beautiful shepherdess in a painting on his wall, but she is in love with a chimneysweep from another artwork. At night the paintings come to life, and together they attempt to flee. Hiding at the top of the palace, they help Mr Bird who’s become caught up in one of the King’s cruel traps, before leading the police on a wild chase… Screened in French with English subtitles.