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Brave (3D) (Brave)

DFI Cinema

Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman / Feature Narrative / United States of America / 2012 / 93 min / Colour / DCP/3D
In English / Arabic subtitles
Interests: Animation, Comedy, Adventure
Rated: Parental guidance is advised. Some material may be inappropriate for young children.



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Synopsis

Princess Merida of the Scottish clan of Penbroch has always been very close to her parents, but lately her mother, Queen Elinor, is getting on her nerves, what with always nagging about how princesses should – and most certainly should not ¬– conduct themselves. The spirited young royal is far more interested in her bow and arrows and climbing cliffs than she is in the finer points of dignified comportment and the traditions of the clans.
Faced with betrothal to a neighbouring hapless prince, Merida decides that rules are made to be broken – a decision that causes more than a wee bit of havoc in the royal family, particularly when a magic spell the princess employs to try to get her mother onside has rather unexpected results. So begins the story of a fierce love between a rambunctious princess and her stately mother.
Making use of traditional instruments, among them bagpipes, penny whistles and deer hide drums, composer Patrick Doyle imbues the film with a Celtic atmosphere that brilliantly suits its medieval Scottish setting and accompanies us through a charming fairy-tale land of magic, mystery, danger and the tremendous love of family.

About the Director

After studying Animation at the California Institute of the Arts, Mark Andrews was the story supervisor on Pixar’s ‘The Incredibles’ (2004) and co-directed ‘Brave’. His co-director, Brenda Chapman, also studied at CalArts and worked at Disney on films including ‘The Little Mermaid’ (1989), ‘Beauty and the Beast’ (1991) and ‘The Prince of Egypt’ (1998). Andrews and Chapman shared the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature for ‘Brave’.

Credits

Director
Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman
Screenwriter
Mark Andrews, Steve Purcell, Brenda Chapman, Irene Mecchi, from a story by Chapman
Producer
Katherine Sarafian
Editor
Nicholas C. Smith
Production Designer
Steve Pilcher
Music
Patrick Doyle
Distributor
Italia Film International
Cast
Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson

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