Epithete Films is an independent movie production company that specializes in feature films, run by Frédéric Brillion and Gilles Legrand.


Synopsis  /  In July, 1943, in Saint-Martin. In this small snowy village of the Alps, in full Second World War, Sebastian, an orphan and solitary 8-year-old child, meets and tames an abandoned dog, suspected by the villagers to have killed their sheep. He names her Belle, while the shepherds call it " the animal " and try to get rid of it.

Directed by / 

Nicolas Vanier

Screenplay - adaptation - dialogue / 

Juliette Sales, Fabien Suarez, Nicolas Vanier, based on the TV series Belle et Sébastien, written and directed by Cécile Aubry, © 1965 Gaumont - Institut National de l'Audiovisuel

Cast / 

Félix Bossuet, Tcheky Karyo, Margaux Chatelier, Dimitri Storoge, Urbain Cancelier, Andreas Pietschmann, Mehdi

Coproduction / 

Epithète Films, Radar Films, Gaumont, M6 Films, Rhône-Alpes Cinéma

Distribution / 


International sales / 


Release date / 

18 December 2013

Awards and festivals / 

  • Black Nights Film Festival de Tallinn, Estonie, 2015 – Sélection Films Français
  • Panorama du Cinéma français en Chine, 2015 - Sélection Longs-métrages
  • Festival du film français de Richmond, USA, 2015 – Sélection Films Français
  • Festival International du Film de Rio de Janeiro, Brésil, 2014 – Section Génération
  • Rendez-vous With French Cinema, Royaume-Uni, 2014 – Programmation Officielle
  • The Alliance Française French Film Festival, Australie, 2014 – Ventures and Adventures
  • Rendez-vous du cinéma français à Paris, France, 2014
  • Semaine du Cinéma Français à Berlin, Allemagne, 2013