September 1945. In the village, everybody is celebrating the end of the war. Sebastian has grown (now 10 years old). He and Belle are waiting impatiently for Angelina to return. But she never reaches Saint Martin. There is terrible news: Angelina was lost when her plane crashed deep in the Transalpine forest. All the villagers mourn her. All… except César. Sebastian’s grandfather knows a man who could help them find Angelina. But before the boy and his dog can rescue the young woman, they must face a thousand dangers, endure a thousand ordeals and confront a secret, one that will change Belle & Sebastian’s lives forever. The adventure continues!
FOCUS ON the Making of a Sequel
“Since there was a prequel, I had to take over and stay faithful to the existing characters. I began to collaborate with the screenwriters, which was decisive step in the process. Happily we were in sync in terms of the story. To better connect with the universe of the film, I asked to watch all the unedited rushes from the first movie. I wanted to understand how Nicolas Vanier transposed this mythical story so skillfully and moved so many people. (…) Every day I would look at the scenes, take after take, to better understand the work done with the dogs and the actors. This allowed me to discover Felix and to see the actor but also the child he is to better construct a relationship with him on the set. I was attentive to Andrew Simpson’s instructions, the animal wrangler, who always knew how to get the right reactions from the dogs without impeding Felix’s acting. I believe that to direct a sequel, it is necessary to know and study everything that happened before. It is thanks to this pre-production work that I succeeded in taking the characters elsewhere and continuing the adventure.” –Christian Duguay
Press Kit: French
(4/3/16 THEATRE 1)
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