Avril et le monde truqué (April and the Extraordinary World)

Directors Christian Desmares, Franck Ekinci
Year 2016
Run Time 105min
Genre Action/Adventure, Animation, Family, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
It’s 1941 in an alternative history of Europe, where pollution has ravaged the world and technology has not progressed since the steam engine. A brilliant teenage girl named April (voiced by Oscar-winner Marion Cotillard), who lives on the streets of Paris, has been trying to find her parents, scientists who disappeared while working on a top secret project. Her search lands her deep in a sinister criminal plot. Luckily, she is joined on her adventure by her grandfather, her talking cat Darwin and a mysterious boy named Julius. Together, this band of unlikely heroes might just save the world.

Crafted in stunning animation, this imaginative adventure story will thrill audiences of all ages.

“The movie so teems with delightful detail and has such an exuberant sense of play that it feels entirely fresh” – Glenn Kenny, The New York Times


Christian Desmares, Franck Ekinci


Franck Ekinci, Benjamin Legrand


Marion Cotillard


Franck Ekinci, Michel Dutheil, Marc Jousset


Action/Adventure, Animation, Family, Sci-Fi/Fantasy


Family Relationships, Global Experiences, Strong Female Leads

Original Languages

English, French

Canadian Distributor

Mongrel Media