The story depicted in “April and the Extraordinary World” is quite different from what we read during history classes and especially about France, a country described as a romantic and a lovers’ destination. The film takes us back to the era of 1941, where the world is radically different and characterized by bizarre events. There is no taste of development, and things like radios, TVs, aviation, and electricity are a myth. All they have to brag about is their coal and steam, but there is some willing to stand out and it is Avril (Marion Cotillar). She is a teenage girl whose parents are among the missing scientists and together with Darwin (Philippe Katerine), a talking cat, her grandfather pops, and a young police informer Julius, the quartet head out to find Avril’s parents. Together, they will face the mysteries of their outdated world. ‘April and the Extraordinary World’ is a fine touch of Christian Desmares and Franck Ekinci that will captivate your heart from the beginning to the end. It draws us through the fundamental beauty of animation with its funny scenarios.