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MIA AND THE WHITE LION

by Gilles de Maistre

synopsis

Ten year-old Mia has her life turned upside down when her family decides to leave their home in London to manage a lion farm in South Africa. When a beautiful white lion, Charlie, is born, Mia find happiness again as she develops a close attachment to the wild cub. After three years, Mia’s life is rocked once again when she uncovers an upsetting secret kept hidden by her father. Distraught by the thought that Charlie could be in harm, Mia decides to run away leaving the farm and her family behind. The two set off on an epic adventure across the wild African savanna in search for another land where Charlie can live out his life safe and free.

international title: Mia and the White Lion
original title: Mia et le Lion Blanc
country: France, Germany, South Africa
sales agent: StudioCanal
year: 2018
genre: fiction
directed by: Gilles de Maistre
film run: 98'
release date: FR 26/12/2018, BE 26/12/2018, HU 27/12/2018, FI 4/01/2019, IT 17/01/2018, DE 31/01/2018, SE 1/02/2019, PT 7/02/2019, NO 8/02/2019, DK 21/02/2019, ES 12/04/2019
screenplay: Gilles de Maistre, Prune de Maistre, William Davies, Jean-Paul Husson
cast: Daniah De Villiers, Mélanie Laurent, Langley Kirkwood, Ryan Mac Lennan, Lionel Newton, Lillian Dube, Brandon Auret, Paul Davies, Ashleigh Harvey, Tessa Jubber
cinematography by: Brendan Barnes
film editing: Julien Rey
art director: Ruth Greaves
costumes designer: Fianca Barnard
music: Armand Amar
producer: Jacques Perrin, Valentine Perrin, Nicolas Elghozi, Catherine Camborde, Gilles de Maistre, Stéphane Simon
co-producer: Meryl Schutte, Reinhard Brundig
production: Galatée Films, Outside Films, M6 Films, Pandora Filmproduktion, Film Afrika (ZA)
distributor: StudioCanal, Athena Films, Prorom Media-Trade Gmbh, SF Studios Denmark, SF Studios Finland Oy, StudioCanal Germany, Eagle Pictures, NOS Audiovisuais, SF Studios Norge AS, SF Studios, A Contracorriente Films
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