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3.7
81 Ratings

Little Feet

Directed by Alexandre Rockwell
United States, 2013
Avant-Garde, Adventure

Synopsis

Determined to see “the river,” two young children living in Los Angeles leave home to embark on a magical urban odyssey, in the marvelous new film by American indie icon Alexandre Rockwell (In the Soup).

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Little Feet Directed by Alexandre Rockwell

Awards & Festivals

Toronto International Film Festival

2013

Mar del Plata International Film Festival

2013 | Winner: Special Jury Award

Valladolid International Film Festival

2014

What are people saying?

  • David R Williams's rating of the film Little Feet

    "Loading a 16mm camera with black-and-white “short ends,” (Rockwell ) casts his two young (children) as leads and sends them roaming little-shown byways of Los Angeles in search of a replacement for their goldfish’s dead mate. With nods to the cinematic anarchy of John Cassavetes and Jean Vigo"...Variety.

  • Calvin Head's rating of the film Little Feet

    First things first, this film has an outstanding soundtrack. Director Rockwell does a fantastic job withholding parental involvement in these kids whimsical endeavors around the slums of LA. The adventure that this film follows is only amplified in meaning when you analyze the overt symbolism that is laced in the animals in this movie. The use of black and white as a veil between reality and beyond is breathtaking.

  • Anna Keefe's rating of the film Little Feet

    Little Feet is a charming and whimsical film showcasing a sense of resourcefulness and wonderment that only children could possess. Alexandre Rockwell elegantly put together a heartfelt film that poses questions about life and death in subtle ways. Little Feet is incredibly graceful and sophisticated while also quirky and easy to watch. The adventures the two children take on to escape a drab life hits home.

  • PJ's rating of the film Little Feet

    The kids are adorbs - the two lead actors are son and daughter of Karyn Parsons from Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. I can't tell if the movie works or not but its heart is in the right place.

  • Slappy McGee's rating of the film Little Feet

    A short little indie film (only an hour) but packed with a sweet little emotional wallop. It's hard to classify or properly judge small films like this since the kid "actors" are really just playing themselves. But the moments captured by the director Rockwell are very innocent and pure. It's a delightful slice of poor life and of childhood innocence. Quite touching... especially the ending.

  • Samuel Wells's rating of the film Little Feet

    Films like these are always fraught with the pitfalls of children actors. This film does not fully evade it. The two children clearly do not feel fully comfortable on screen and their struggles translate difficulties understanding them on screen. It becomes a challenge to understand them and prevented immersion into the narrative. The film had the potential to capture the imagination, but just missed the mark.

  • KATIEDEESE's rating of the film Little Feet

    The film Little feet directed by Alexandre Rockwell is a child's perspective of dealing with death, I really enjoyed the hidden metaphors within the movie. By hidden metaphors I'm talking about The feather scene and how it is very similar to the movie Forrest Gumps famous line “ I don't know if we each have a destiny, or if we're all just floating around accidental-like on a breeze, but I, I think maybe it's both”.

  • Stephanie Gutierrez's rating of the film Little Feet

    For a simple and low budget film Rockwell’s Little Feet takes interesting look at child’s perspective on dealing with death and loss on their own. Rockwell does this by using their fish symbolizes the children’s parents with losing one, their mother, and taking care of the other, their father. Lana and Nico work through the loss by setting out a adventure to find a friend for their fish Curly.