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Sandcastleby award-winning documentary filmmaker Pierre Oscar Lévy and illustrator Frederik Peeters “truly inspired my film Old. It is a profound mystery, sci-fi graphic novel that is illustrated so beautifully and with such humanity. Its themes of aging had me thinking about my parents and children and how quickly it all goes by. From the moment I read this I was changed” (M. Night Shyamalan). It’s a perfect beach day, or so thought the family, young couple, a few tourists, and a refugee who all end up in the same secluded, idyllic cove filled with rock pools and sandy shore, encircled by green, densely vegetated cliffs. But this utopia hides a dark secret. First there is the dead body of a woman found floating in the crystal-clear water. Then there is the odd fact that all the children are aging rapidly. Soon everybody is growing older—every half hour—and there doesn’t seem to be any way out of the cove. Pierre Oscar Lévy’s dramatic storytelling works seamlessly with Frederik Peeters’s sinister art to create a profoundly disturbing and fantastical mystery. “Begins like a murder mystery, continues like an episode of The Twilight Zone, and finishes with a kind of existentialism that wouldn’t be out of place in a Von Trier film.” —Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
|6.90(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.70(d)
About the Author
Pierre Oscar Lévy is an award-winning documentary filmmaker. He lives in France. Frederik Peeters’s previous graphic novels have received multiple nominations for top awards at the Angoulême International Comics Festival. He lives in Switzerland.