Critics Week adds French cartoon 'Lascars'

Big-screen adaptation of TV toon heads to Cannes

PARIS -- Festival de Cannes sidebar Critics Week will be even more animated this year thanks to a late addition to the lineup, cartoon comedy "Lascars," organizers said Tuesday.

The film, directed by Albert Pereira-Lazaro and Emmanuel Klotz, is an adaptation of the French TV series sold to 25 countries.

"Lascars" features an A-list cast of French voices including Vincent Cassel, Diane Kruger, Gilles Lellouch and French rap star Diam's.