What would it be like to have a fox for a friend? A 10-year-old girl who wants to know sets out to befriend a beautiful wild fox she names Lily. Bit by bit, in woods and fields blanketed by snow and carpeted by wildflowers, the girl and Lily build an extarordinary friendship as the fox leads her human companion on adventures bold, funny and even sometimes scary. Filmmaker Luc Jacquet follows his Academy Award-winning MARCH OF THE PENGUINS with another enduring tale of nature. A life-affirming story, astonishing vistas and warm narration by Kate Winslet (TITANIC, REVOLUTIONARY ROAD) make THE FOX AND THE CHILD a share-and-share-again family event.
Nominated: Best International Feature Film; Best Performance in an International Feature Film - Leading Young Performer (No?l-Bruneau), 2008 Young Artist Awards
Jacquet's golden-hued cautionary tale is beautiful to look at. It's also accurate in the way the time frame of friendship unfolds, and is spot on in illustrating our tendency to anthropomorphise cute animals. -- Derek Adams, TIMEOUT