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Mia and the White Lion

FRIENDSHIP IS THE WILDEST ADVENTURE OF ALL

A young girl from London moves to Africa with her parents where she befriends a lion cub.

"As a fictional story, this may seem simplistic and somewhat contrived, but as a feat of filmmaking it is truly phenomenal. For French director Gilles de Maistre (of such documentaries as “Le Premier Cri” and “The Quest of Alain Ducasse”) took a feisty young girl of 11 (the natural and gutsy Daniah de Villiers) and a lion cub, and had them grow up together as friends – with incredible complicity – in front of his cameras in this story of a South African family that runs a lion ranch.

Of course the conflict is the girl’s love for and devotion to her lion, the myth of a white lion that should return to its tribe, and the father’s dubious methods of selling the beautiful creatures.

This film is many things – a family drama, an adventure yarn and a condemnation of South African laws that still permit the shooting of lions in exclusive, enclosed enclaves. Scandalous laws that should not be. Go see it with the family, and be amazed at the connection between Mia and her lion." - LE NEWS

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Directed by: 
Gilles de Maistre
Running Time: 
98m
Country(ies): 
France, Germany, South Africa
Year: 
2019
Language: 
English, French
Starring: 
Daniah De Villiers, Mélanie Laurent, Langley Kirkwood
Screenplay by: 
Prune de Maistre, William Davies
Rated: 
PG

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