'The Hedgehog' Announced for Blu-ray

Posted Tue May 22, 2012 at 10:00 AM PDT by

The funny and heart-breaking film based on the worldwide best-selling novel "The Elegance of the Hedgehog" by Muriel Barbery is bound for Blu-ray in June.

In an early announcement to retailers, NeoClassics Films will be releasing 'The Hedgehog' on Blu-ray on June 12.

'The Hedgehog' is the touching coming-of-age story of Paloma (Garance Le Guillemic), a gifted young girl hellbent on ending it all on her upcoming twelfth birthday. Using her father’s old camcorder to chronicle the hypocrisy she sees in adults, Paloma begins to learn about life from her stuffy building “concierge,” Renée ('French Twist’s Josiane Balasko). When Paloma’s camera reveals an extensive secret library in Renée’s back room, and that the usually gruff matron reads Tolstoy to her cat, Paloma begins to understand that there are allies to be found beneath the prickliest of exteriors. As an unlikely friendship deepens, her own coming of age becomes a much less pessimistic prospect.

'The Hedgehog' was a Washington Post Critic’s Pick and the winner of the Seattle International Film Festival’s Space Needle Award for Best Picture. It also won audience awards at FilmFest DC, the COL-COA (City of Light/City of Angels) Film Festival and Best of Fest at the Palm Springs International Film Festival. 'The Hedgehog' is Mona Achache’s feature film debut.

Specs haven't been revealed yet, but supplements include deleted scenes, photo gallery, and a Blu-ray exclusive behind-the-scenes documentary.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $34.98.

You can find the latest specs for 'The Hedgehog' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under June 12.

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The Hedgehog (Blu-ray)
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