Louise en hiver

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Louise en hiver (or “Louise by the Shore” in English) is a French animated film about an elderly lady who finds herself stranded in the seaside town of Biligen after missing the last train out for the season.




Passing up the option of being rescued by helicopter, this fearless lady decides to stay in the deserted town all winter with only a dog for company. She sets about facing the adversity of chilly weather, heavy rains, high tides, and no communication with the outside world. As Louise calmly goes about surviving each day, she recalls events from her difficult past.


Genre: Drama, animation

Written and directed by: Jean-François Laguionie

Starring: Dominique Frot (elderly Louise), Diane Dassigny (young Louise), Antony Hickling (Tom, the parachutist), and Jean-François Laguionie (Pépère)

Country: France

Year: 2016

Length: 75 minutes

Subtitles: French



  • Winner of Best Animated Feature at the Ottawa International Animation Festival (2016)
  • Nominee for the Best Animated Feature Film award at the Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival (2016)
  • 2nd place for Best Animated Feature at the Portland International Film Festival (2017)
  • Nominee for the European Animated Feature Film award at the European Film Awards (2017)
  • Nominee for Best Animated Film at the Lumiere Awards, France (2017)
  • Nominee for the Aurora Award at the Tromsø International Film Festival (2017)


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