la guerre des tuques (1984)

La guerre des tuques

Dir. by André Mélançon This is heavy shit. Hard to find, dubbed into english, only on VHS; this Quebecois children’s film helped teach a lot of us about the world and the cruel, bitter irony in it. Over the winter holidays two rival gangs of neighborhood kids declare medieval snowball war, building crazy snow forts complete with secret escape hatches. But at the heart of this movie is the painful truth about the futility and emotional consequences of war. This is a parable is about human aggression, bravery and love. Caught in the middle are a boy, a girl, and the Dog Who Stopped the War.

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