A film by Philippe Muyl
80 minutes, color, French w/ English subtitles, 2002
Legendary actor Michel Serrault stars as Julien, an ornery butterfly collector.
When eight-year-old Elsa and her often-absent mother move into the apartment
next to his, the persistent and curious Elsa adopts a reluctant Julien as her
surrogate grandpa. But when Julien leaves town for a week-long hiking expedition
in the Alps to find the "Isabella," an exotic butterfly as elusive
as it is beautiful, he instead discovers an uninvited companion - Elsa!
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"A perfect movie for the holiday season, sure to please children and adults."- New York Post
"Delicate, Intoxicating...its combination of psychological insight and emotional restraint helps it transcend sentimentality. A scrupulous, even-toned gentleness, clear-eyed intelligence and refusal to condescend." - New York Times
"Evokes with humor, poignancy and even suspense a sense of what is most
important in life."
- Los Angeles Times