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During Christmas holidays, the children of a small village split themselves into two groups and begin preparing a week-long snowball war. The rivalry opens up tension among group members, especially leaders Luc and Sophie.
Marie-Pierre A. D'Amour,
This award-winning film by André Melançon -- set on a ranch on the pampas of Argentina -- tells the story of three children spending a summer with their grandfather. The youngest, Felipe, makes friends with a puppy; his older brother, Daniel, breaks and train his first horse; their 13-year-old sister, Laura, struggles with the transition between childhood and growing up. The kids find it difficult to adapt to their proud and stubborn grandfather, and he learns that he has to change his ways and try to understand them as they all experience the joys and sorrows of growing up and growing old.
The real treat of this movie is the performance by Miss London-Thomson. She conveys the character's emotions and expressions with perfect timing. Keep an eye out for any more of her work. I would really like to see her in other parts. She radiates grace and maturity through out the entire movie. It is her presence which makes this film a movie worth watching.
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