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Chicken Run (English with French subtitles)
Main screening room
March 24th, 2024
Suggested viewing age: 6 and up
84 min
The Great Escapes

Cinema has always been fond of escape stories. Whether epic or intimate stories, war or prison film, tragedy or comedy, these tales reflect the injustices, violence and conflicts that tear people apart, as well as their propensity for solidarity and compassion. The inventiveness the characters devote to escaping is reminiscent of that of filmmakers who stage their imprisonment in order to better break it down: an always meticulous game, set against a backdrop of spatial constraints and a race against time.

Chicken Run
Directed by
Peter Lord, Nick Park
English with French subtitles
United Kingdom, France, USA
84 min
Animation, adventure, comedy, drama, family

In 1950s Yorkshire, an adventurous hen named Ginger dreams of escaping from the henhouse of Mr. and Mrs. Tweedy, the evil farm owners. She seeks help from Rocky, a newly arrived American rooster.

Chicken Run
The authors of Wallace & Gromit and Shaun the Sheep have created an adventure film that's as entertaining as it is intelligent. The gags and twists will delight the youngest viewers, while others will enjoy the many cinephile nods - including to The Great Escape.

Peter Lord

Peter Lord is an English animator, director, producer and co-founder of the Academy Award-winning Aardman Animations studio, an animation firm best known for its clay-animated films and shorts, particularly those featuring plasticine duo Wallace and Gromit. He also directed Chicken Run along with Nick Park from DreamWorks Animation, and The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! from Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation which was nominated for Best Animated Feature at the 85th Academy Awards. He is also the producer/executive producer of every Aardman work, including Chicken Run (2000), Flushed Away (2006) and Arthur Christmas (2011).

Nick Park

Nick Park is an English filmmaker and animator who created Wallace and Gromit, Creature Comforts, Chicken Run, Shaun the Sheep, and Early Man. In 1985, he joined Aardman Animations. Park has been nominated for an Academy Award a total of six times and won four with Creature Comforts (1989), The Wrong Trousers (1993), A Close Shave (1995) and Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005). Co-directed with Peter Lord, his film Chicken Run (2000) is the highest-grossing stop motion animated film of all time.


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