The famous invasion of bears in Sicily (2019) – Review

Lorenzo Mattotti puts together a magnificent script with the bare and minimal means at his disposal, to delight and entertain with what he delights and entertains.

With six flat surfaces, seven counting the eyes and two ears, the face of a bear and all bears. A story told by Gideon and a girl, jumpimbanquis or troubadours of tarantula and secrets, the animal they wake up from their wintering nap, who will actually be the one to finish telling her. From there, the story, the legend and the imagination take turns in compositions ranging from Magritte and to the surreal dreams of Chagall, in a production designed from the short and efficient, to turn the Italian architecture of the time into its stylization and delusions in dancing dreams with the dead, as corresponds to a narrative that aims to attract and stir the imagination of the living from 3 to 99 years.

Finally they tell us the story that
explain how it was possible
conceive of an animal as fierce as the bear, like an adorable affectionate stuffed animal
touch and endearing toy where there are them.

The story, the legend and the imagination take turns in compositions that go from Magritte and to the surreal dreams of Chagall.

Lorenzo Mattotti puts together a magnificent script with the bare and minimal means at his disposal, to delight and entertain with what he delights and entertains: a story of stories, confrontations, good, bad, magicians, animals and men, which are debated in a confrontation festered by their mutual knowledge and where legends are still believed and venerated giving rise to unleashing all the bonds that impede it by pure logic, to befriend fierce bears by being rational by antonomasia, man. Human kings, kings bears, sagas, descendants, pendencies, injustices, visions, without brand princesses and eyelash elongated by the falsehood of the multinational factory brushes, without dominant ideology sifted in comfortable and intractable containers, with the authentic of the imaginary, with the reliable reflection of a virtual image that portrays our origin and the denial from which civilizations come from making the decision to organize chaos, away from nature and assemble comfortable cells where zoologically enclose everything that could remain in contact with our evolution and it wasn't since we got dressed, fed up with meat and abundance, it became the condemnation of the animal, vegetable and mineral world. All at our service, to move vertiginously towards our own extinction, for wanting to appropriate the air, water, fire and earth, to finally disappear and ignore the future of what was blue, an unknown paradise, from which the bears of Sicily did not want to be kings.


Synopsis Tonio, the son of King Bear, is captured by a group of hunters in the Sicilian mountains. When the harsh winter threatens his people with starvation, King Leoncé decides to invade the kingdom in which men live.
country France
Address Lorenzo Mattotti
Script Thomas Bidegain, Jean-Luc Fromental, Lorenzo Mattotti
Music René Aubry
Gender Animation
Duration 82 min.
Original title La fameuse invasion des ours in Sicile
Premiere 02/28/2020

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