Location: The Irish Film Institute, Temple Bar
Price: 5 euro per person 15 euro family ticket
Showing as part of the Carte Noire IFI French Film Festival.
A summer’s day. A peaceful clearing in the country. It’s hard to imagine the frenetic battle that will ensue after a young couple run to shelter from a storm, leaving the remains of their picnic behind. Two tribes of ants enter the frame, one black, one red, both determined to win the abandoned box of sugar. Somehow, a red ladybird gets caught in the crossfire, and takes sides to protect the anthill from destruction.
This dazzling animation mixes CGI insects with real natural settings, quirky sound effects and humour to extraordinary effect. Based on the worldwide hit TV series by writer, directors Szabo and Giraud, this is epic adventure on a minuscule scale.