The Crossing


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Ticket Prices
General Public:$15.00 (+$2 online fee)
Members:$10.00 (no online fee)
Student:$8.00 (box office only)
Film Info
Original Title:La traversée
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Festival Programs:World Cinema
Women & Film
Human Rights
Social Justice
Women Directors
Family Drama
Release Year:2021
Runtime:84 min
Czech Republic
Festivals & Awards:Annecy Internation Animation Film Festival in the Official Selection - 2021
Print Source:Indie Sales
Director:Florence Miailhe
Screenwriter:Marie Desplechin
Florence Miailhe
Editor:Julie Dupré
Nassim Gordji Tehrani
Composer:Philipp E.Kümpel
Andreas Moisa
Principal Cast:Emilie Lan Dürr
Florence Miailhe
Maxime Gémin
Arthur Pereira


The past two years are notable for animated dramas such as Flee that grippingly deal with war, persecution and migration. The Crossing, which utilizes a gorgeous oil on glass animation technique, also deals with these subjects but in a more universal way, one which should spark many conversations. Both simple and profound, the story is set in a place that seems like Eastern Europe or maybe the Middle East, although the non-specifics of the location reinforce the idea that such things could happen anywhere where hate takes hold. When a small village is looted by night, a family flees, but the two older children, Kyona and Adriel, become separated from their parents. In search of shelter, peace, refuge and their family, the courageous siblings survive incredible challenges. Refusing to be parted from her notebook, artist Kyona bears witness, as do we viewers. Winner, Best Film, Audience Award, Bucheon, Montreal.

Director Biography

Florence Miailhe

Florence Miailhe was born in 1956 and graduated from the École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in France with a specialization in engraving. Using paint, pastel or sand, she has directed numerous short films that have astounded audiences at festivals around the world. The Crossing (2021) is her debut animated