Renaissance: Underworld of 2054 Paris

The digitally animated sci-fi crime thriller Renaissance is released on DVD July 24, 2007 from Miramax Home Entertainment.

Renaissance was chosen Best Picture at the 2006 Annecy International Film Festival, the worlds preeminent animated film festival, and was an Official Selection at last years Toronto Film Festival.

Set in the underworld of 2054 Paris, the black-and-white thriller in the vein of Blade Runner and Minority Report paints a bold vision of a stark, not-so-distant future where all life is monitored, recorded and regulated due to the citys largest corporation, Avalon.

Detective Barthelemy Karas, voiced by Daniel Craig (Casino Royale) has a reputation for finding anyone at any cost, but while tracking down a kidnapped scientist, he ultimately finds himself buried beneath Renaissances illicit world of corporate malfeasance and soulless genetic research.

Ian Holm, Catherine McCormack, and Jonathan Pryce also voice roles.

Bonus Features

The Making of Renaissance Featurette
explores how the filmmakers brought the digitally animated noir tale to life