Marona's Fantastic Tale

L'extraordinaire voyage de Marona

Director: Anca Damian
Country: France, Belgium, Rumania

2019 | 92 min. | French
Synchronization in German
Age recommendation: Ages 8+

Cast_ Lizzie Brochere, Bruno Salomone, Maïra Schmitt Screenplay_ Anca Damian, Angel Damian Camera_ Boubkar Benzabat Producer_ Anca Damian, Ron Dyens, Tomas Leyers Rights_ Luftkind Filmverleih

A good sense of smell is worth a thousand words. In this award-winning animated film, mixed-breed dog Marona looks back on her life, teaching us a lot about love.

This touching animated film never runs out of ideas! In original, colourful imagery, it accompanies the dog Marona as she looks back on her eventful past. Every detail, every stroke is brimming with her energy and curiosity. Everything rolls and flows, stretches and pushes in ever new directions. The soundtrack is a gentle accomplice to the images. Marona, a charming blob of black and white, tells us about the people she loves. Her owners have different scents, their goodbyes sometimes smell of rust, sometimes of autumn leaves. The film, enthusiastically received in Annecy, Los Angeles and Bucheon, is a touching masterpiece about the beauty of life in all its contradictions.


Anca Damian, born in 1962 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, works as a director, producer, scriptwriter and cinematographer. Her films have screened at hundreds of festivals (including Busan, Locarno, Toronto, Sundance, Karlovy Vary) and received dozens of awards, including the Cristal d'Annecy for Crulic – The Path to Beyond.