San Diego Italian Film Festival

The Bears’ Famous Invasion of Sicily

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A classic Italian children’s book from 1945 gets an update in master illustrator Lorenzo Mattotti’s feature debut, “The Bears’ Famous Invasion of Sicily.” Beautifully drawn, with bold colors and appealing shapes, the film’s style is classic animation at its best, clear and pleasing, calculated to charm children and adults alike. 

To find his long-lost son Tonio and food to survive the winter, Leonzio, the great bear king, leads his clan down from the mountains and into the world of men. After escaping terrible monsters and defeating an evil Grand Duke, the bears and men live together in peace with Leonzio as the King of Sicily. This concord is short-lived, however…

Join us for a live discussion of the movie Sunday, December 20th at 11:00 AM with our special guest, Director Lorenzo Mattotti.

In French with English subtitles.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    81 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    Italy, France
  • Director
    Lorenzo Mattotti
  • Screenwriter
    Thomas Bidegain, Jean-Luc Fromental, Lorenzo Mattotti, based on the novel by Dino Buzzati
  • Editor
    Sophie Reine
  • Music
    René Aubry