“The Bears’ famous invasion of Sicily” at the European Film Festival


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On 8 May, as part of the European Union Festival, France will be presenting the animation movie “The Bears famous invasion of Sicily”. Come along with your family, especially the younger ones, to discover this touching tale of adventure, magic and friendship, amidst the long wars and strife between bears and humans.


The Bears’ Famous Invasion of Sicily (La fameuse invasion des ours en Sicile)

Rating: PG (some violence)

French with English subtitles, 2019, 82 minutes

Director: Lorenzo Mattotti  

Voice Cast: Thomas Bidegain, Jean-Claude Carrière, Thierry Hancisse, Leïla Bekhti.


It all begins on the day Tonio, the son of the King of bears, is kidnapped by hunters in the mountains of Sicily… Taking advantage of the harshness of a winter which threatens his people with famine, King Léonce decides to invade the village where the men live. With the help of his army and a magician, he succeeds in defeating and eventually finds Tonio. But he quickly understands that the Bears are not made to live in the land of men…

Nominated for Best Animated Film, César Awards, France 2020

Nominated for Cristal award at Annecy International Animation Film Festival, France, 2019

Nominated for Un Certain Regard Award, Cannes International Film Festival, France 2019

Date and TIme: Saturday 8 May 2021, 2pm

Venue: The Projector

Only ONE screening scheduled! Book your tickets HERE

About EUFF

The European Film Festival is an annual event that showcases a selection of European films, giving local audiences a taste of Europe’s diversity and creativity. Now in its 30th year, this festival is a window into the intriguing world of European cinema but also offers a platform to showcase films by young Singaporean film-makers. More information on European Film Festival HERE