At its heart, Nicolas Vanier’s Belle & Sebastian (2013) was a charming story of the loving bond forged between a young boy and his dog. Set in 1943, their plentiful escapades took place against the backdrop of Nazi occupation in a small town near the Swiss border where mountaineering residents guided Jews to safely neutral territory. Albeit dumbed down and a little clunky in places, the historical context added a heightened drama to the grandeur of stunning alpine scenery and a Tintin-esque tale.
Belle & Sebastian: The Adventure Continues opens in select UK cinemas on Friday 18th December. Visit CineVue here to read the full review!