The tale follows a young girl (Bertille Noël-Bruneau) who develops an amazing bond with a fox, in the fields of France.
On an sunny Autumn morning, the young girl heads to school through the vast fields surrounding her family home, when she spies a fox in the distance. Captivated, she edges ever closer to the animal, until she is directly upon him. But as soon as the fox detects her, he darts away into the forest.
But it's from this moment that the special relationship between the two really starts to evolve. And each of them reveals their own world to one another, in a magnificently shot film.
Every angle and the framing of each sequence is painstakingly measured to perfection. Visually it is exceptional.
The girl has the only starring human role, with the added narration from Kate Winslet. Unfortunately, Kate can become a little repetitive, which does lean towards becoming tiresome. But without a lot of the narration, you would find yourself at a loss with what was happening.
The story is clearly aimed at a young audience, but it manages to capture the imagination of young and old alike.
For being a wild animal, the fox appears to be incredibly docile, with close up footage that could rival anything produced by Sir David Attenborough.
Although visually the production is executed impeccably, at times, the story itself can drag a little in places.
But even so, this is the perfect film to take young children to see on a rainy afternoon this summer.