Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

Marona's Fantastic Tale
(L'extraordinaire voyage de Marona)


Year: 2019
Run Time: 92 minutes

Marona's Fantastic Tale
Marona's Fantastic Tale
Marona's Fantastic Tale
Marona's Fantastic Tale

For a dog, Marona has lived a very full life. She’s been known by multiple names under numerous owners, each of whom she’s loved unconditionally. She’s lived the life of a stray, a street performer, a guard dog, and a loyal family companion. Marona’s story begins at the end, when after an accident, she takes a moment to tell her story; a story filled with beauty, adventure, hardship, and love. The viewers are transported from the end to the beginning when, after being abandoned in Paris as a puppy, Marona is scooped up by an acrobat who shows her the city and teaches her how to dream. From there, Marona will em”bark” on a journey to find happiness and belonging in a film all ages are sure to enjoy. Featuring a mesmerizing expressionistic animation style, MARONA’S FANTASTIC TALE weaves together the life story of a sweet little dog with a very big heart. (In French with subtitles) — G.S.

CIFF44 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Friday, April 03, 2020 at 5:10 PM ET

Saturday, April 04, 2020 at 4:10 PM ET

Cedar Lee Theatre 1

Sunday, April 05, 2020 at 11:15 AM ET

Accessibility (?): No closed captions, audio description, English subtitles

Family Films
Film Is Art

International Narrative Competition
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman

Anca Damian

Anca Damian, Ron Dyens, Tomas Leyers

Anca Damian

Boubkar Benzabat

Principal Cast
Lizzie Brocheré, Bruno Salomone, Thierry Hancisse, Nathalie Boutefeu

Print Source

Community Partners

Cleveland Museum of Art

Heights Arts

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