Films

Feature Films

Mission Kathmandu: The Adventures of Nelly & Simon

Canada, 2017 (English) 83 min.

Director: Pierre Gréco     Classification: TBA     Ages: 7+ 

In this animated comedy adventure novice detective Nelly Malloye and nerdy scientist Simon Picard set off for the Himalayas in search of the fabled Abominable Snowman. Accompanied by their Sherpa guide Tenzig and a talkative myna bird, they eventually come face to face with not one but a whole tribe of Abominable Snowmen!

 
 

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Hero Steps (Pasos de Héroe)

Columbia, 2017 (Spanish with English subtitles) 96 min.

Director: Henry Rincón     Classification: TBA     Ages: 6+

10 year old Eduardo has lost a leg to a landmine, a victim of the armed conflict in Colombia, but his passion for soccer remains undimmed. With the help of a kind music teacher he and his friends conspire secretly to enter the soccer tournament in the neighboring village, in spite of having to overcome enormous obstacles.

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Girl in Flight (La Fuga)

Italy, 2017 (Italian with English subtitles) 78 min.

Director: Sandra Vanucchi      Classification: TBA     Ages: 10+

Sylvia is a teenager who lives in a small Tuscan city. She dreams of visiting Rome, but her clinically depressed mother needs constant attention. Fedup with the situation Sylvia runs away to Rome by herself. There, she becomes friends with a gypsy girl.

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Sámi Blood (Sameblod)

Sweden, 2017 (Swedish with English subtitles) 110 min.

Director: Amanda Kernell      Classification: TBA      Ages: 14+

Elle Marja is a reindeer-breeding Sami girl who begins to dream of another life after she encounters racism at her boarding school. But to attain this other life she must become someone else and break all ties with her family and culture…  

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Storm: Letter of Fire (Storm: Letters van Vuur)

The Netherlands, 2017 (Dutch with English subtitles) 105 min.

Director: Dennis Bots     Classification: TBA     Ages: 9+

In 16th century Antwerp a printer’s son named Storm helps his father with a dangerous and secret job – the printing of an important letter from Martin Luther. They are caught and his father is arrested but young Storm escapes. What follows is a battle against the deadly powers of control in a race against time to save his father from the death penalty.

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The Day My Father Became a Bush (Toen Mijn Vader Een Struik Werd)

The Netherlands/Croatia/Belgium, 2016 (Dutch with English subtitles) 90 min. 

Director: Nicole Van Kilsdonk      Classification: TBA      Ages: 6+

Toda’s father, a pastry chef, is called up to fight when war breaks out in their country. Toda is sent to stay with her mother who lives in a neighboring land – not a simple journey in wartime. But Toda is a plucky girl who doesn’t give up easily.

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On Wheels (Sobre Rodas)

Brazil, 2017 (Portuguese with English subtitles) 75 min.

Director: Mauro D’Addio      Classification: TBA      Ages: 9+

After a serious accident, Lucas comes back to school in a wheel chair. Laïs, a cheerful girl, befriends the quiet boy but has troubles of her own. She’s obsessed with her father, whose identity her mother hides. Lucas in his wheelchair and Laïs on her bike go searching together for her missing father.

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The Big Bad Fox (Le grand méchant renard)

France, 2017  (English)  82 min.

Directors: Benjamin Renner & Patrick Imbert     Classification: TBA      Ages: 5+

In this mischievous animation, three tales of farm animal misfits interweave: a fox who mothers a family of chicks, a rabbit who plays the stork, and a duck who want to be Santa Claus. The countryside isn’t always as calm and peaceful as it’s made out to be!

 

Queen of Niendorf (Königin Von Niendorf)

Germany, 2017 (German with English subtitles) 67 min.

Director: Joya Thome      Classification: TBA       Ages: 9+

Because she cannot identify with the interests of the girls from school, ten-year-old Lea wants to be part of the boy gang in her village, so she faces a dare. From this point on the summer seems to be full of adventures.

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Ozzy

Spain/Canada, 2017 (English) 90 min.

Directors: Alberto Rodríguez & Nacho La Casa    Classification: TBA      Ages: 6+

Ozzy’s family, who are leaving for Japan, think they have left their friendly beagle at a top-of-the-line canine spa but instead he finds himself in a prison for dogs, run by dogs! Ozzy will have to avoid danger and find strength in his new friends, Chester, Fronky and Doc, to escape the prison and return home safely.

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Documentary

 

Birth of a Family

Canada, 2017 (English) 79 min.

Director: Tasha Hubbard     Classification: TBA     Ages: 12+

Removed from their Dene home during Canada’s Sixties Scoop, four siblings – now middle-aged – are reunited with each other for the first time over a weekend in Banff, Alberta, in this documentary by Cree filmmaker Tasha Hubbard.

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Short Films

 

Folimage: short films for the very young and the not so old. Age 4+

Four short films from the great French production company Folimage. Wacky, poetic, colorful and fun stories. Total duration of 50 minutes.

The Pocket Man

France/Switzerland/Georgia, 2016 (no dialogue) 7 min. 30

Director: Ana Chubinidze

A little man who lives in a suitcase becomes friends with an old blind man, thanks to the music.

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The Elephant and the Bicycle

France, 2013 (no dialogue) 9 min.

Director: Olesya Shchukina

An elephant lives in a town among people and works as a street cleaner. One day he sees a big billboard advertising a bicycle which seems to be perfectly his size…

 

One, Two, Tree

France/Switzerland, 2014 (no dialogue) 6 min. 52

Director: Yulia Aronova

One day, a tree jumps into a pair of boots belonging to a camper and goes off for a walk inviting everyone it meets to follow, dancing along happily.

Snow

France, 2015 (French/Inuktitut with English subtitles) 26 min.

Directors: Antoine Lanciaux and Sophie Roze

Classification: tba / Ages: 4+

Just before the summer holiday the small town where Siméon’s family lives is hit by an incredible snowstorm. It’s like the Artic… and by the way, an Inuit family has settled on a roundabout!

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Animation galore: of love, submarines and flying hats. Ages : 10+

Eight short films are part of this series. Total duration of 47 minutes.

 

Winds of Spring

Canada, 2017, English, 6 min.

Director: Keyu Chen

A young girl driven by the irrepressible need for self-fulfillment dreams of leaving the family nest.

 

Nadine

Canada, 2017, English, 4 min. 32

Director: Patrick Péris

Into the library where Sam studies comes the most beautiful girl in the world. Sam seeks his inner samurai to fight his shyness and talk to her.

 

Perched

United Kingdom, 2016, no dialogue, 11 min.

Director: Liam Harris

Alone aboard a submarine perched at the top of a mountain, a man lives in a fragile equilibrium…until a seagull arrives!
 

Jubilee

France, 2016, no dialogue, 8 min.

Directors: Charlotte Piogé, Coralie Soudet, Marion Duvert, Marie El Kadiri, Agathe Marmion

On a windy day, the Queen of England comes out of Buckingham Palace. When a gust of wind sends her hat flying a brave guard and a faithful Corgi dog start chasing it.
 

The Pioneers of the Universe (Les pionniers de l’Univers)

France, 2017, English, 5 min. 21

Directors: Benjamin Bernon, Clémentine Courbin, Mathieu Guevel, Anthony Rege, Jérôme Vanbeneden

During the USSR space race, Macha and Vassily, the old timers, work secretly on a special project…
 

Gokurosama

France, 2016, No dialogue, 6 min. 53

Directors: Clémentine Frère, Aurore Gal, Yukiko Meignien, Anna Mertz, Robin Migliorelli, Romain Salvini

Early in the morning in a Japanese shopping centre, an old shopkeeper feels immobilized and can’t move anymore. In order to help her, her young employee decides to cross the shopping centre with her.
 

L3.0

France, 2014, No dialogue, 5 min.

Directors: Vincent Defour, Cyril Declerq, Alexis Decelles, Pierre Jury

In derelict and empty Paris, Leo, a Hi-Tech “pet” robot spends his day folding sheets of paper in the likeness of the live creatures he meets.
 

Mémo

France, 2017, French with English subtitles, 4 min. 40

Directors: Julien Becquer, Élena Dupressoir, Jules Durand, Viviane Guimarães, Ines Scheiber

Louis, a retired man with memory problems, resists the overprotection of his daughter Nina in order to keep his independence.

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