The 23rd French language Film Festival of Greece, in collaboration with ANIMASYROS Festival and Feelgood Entertainment, presents the Greek premiere of the award-winning animation film Little Nicholas: Happy as Can Be.
The only animated film selected at Cannes Festival this year pays homage to the two "fathers" of Little Nicholas, René Goscinny and Jean-Jacques Sempé. At the center of the film is the creation process of the little hero that still can move us. The script, entrusted to Anne Goscinny (Goscinny's daughter) and Michel Fessler, is based on true events experienced by her father together with Jean-Jacques Sempé. So this film is also the story of friendship. A poetic and funny, visually rich film, with the voices of Alain Chabat and Laurent Lafitte.
Somewhere between Montmartre and Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Jean-Jacques Sempé and René Goscinny lean over a large white sheet of paper and bring to life a mischievous and endearing boy, Little Nicholas. From schoolyard games and fights to summer camp prank and camaraderie, Nicholas lives a merry and enriching childhood. As the adventures of Nicholas and his friends unfold, the boy makes his way into his creators’ workshop and light-heartedly questions them. Sempé and Goscinny will recount the story of their friendship, career, and reveal a childhood filled with hopes and dreams.
Directed by: Amandine Fredon, Benjamin Massoubre ▪ Script: Michel Fessler, Anne Goscinny ▪ Voices: Alain CHABAT (René Goscinny), Simon FALIU (Le Petit Nicolas), Laurent LAFITTE (Jean-Jacques Sempé)
Annecy International Animation Film Festival 2022 — Cristal award for a feature film
Cannes 2022 — Official selection / Special Screening