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THE BLUE BUTTERFLY

by Léa Pool

synopsis

Based on a true story, The Blue Butterfly tells the tale of a terminally ill 10-year-old boy. His one last dream is to catch the most beautiful butterfly on Earth, the mythic and elusive Blue Morpho, found only in the tropical rain forests of Central and South America. His mother persuades a renowned entomologist to take them on a trip up to the jungle to search for the butterfly.

international title: The Blue Butterfly
original title: The Blue Butterfly
country: United Kingdom, Canada
year: 2003
genre: fiction
directed by: Léa Pool
film run: 100'
screenplay: Peter McCormack
cast: William Hurt, Pascale Bussières, Marc Donato
cinematography by: Pierre Mignot
film editing: Michael Arcand
art director: Louise Pilon, Martine Seguin
costumes designer: Michèle Hamel
music: Stephen Endelman
producer: Arnie Gelbart, Francine Allaire, Michael Haggiag, Claude Bonin
production: Global Arts
distributor: Alliance Atlantis (CA)