Sylvain Chomet’s stories have a simple charm of their own, but you won’t find them bland. The Triplets of Belleville is the story of a French grandmother who will do anything and everything she can for her grandson, a bicyclist who is kidnapped by the mob. Madame Souza and her dog Bruno follow young Champion to Belleville and team up with the once-famous singing group of triplets to save the day.
It’s a little whacky and a little bizarre and the animation borders on caricature; it’s slightly more serious and still fun in its own simple way.
Watch the featured indie this weekend and come back for a full review on Monday, 2/5!
Viewer Discretion: mild nudity and acts of violence.