Enter a magical world where the everyday stands side-by-side with the extraordinary, and logic rubs shoulders with total confusion. The eponymous Tom has one thing on his mind: he wants a delicious slice of bread with strawberry jam and honey. And since Tom is active and energetic he doesn’t simply wait for the bread with strawberry jam and honey to fly into his mouth, he seizes the initiative. He takes action, and every time he has a good idea he stumbles headfirst into a new adventure. He rides away on the Miller’s pig, outwits a greedy strawberry mouse and is taught how to win a game of cards by a little girl. The only predictable thing is that something unpredictable will happen. And help is always at hand in the form of his many friends. Whatever does happen, Tom always ends up with only half a slice of bread with strawberry jam and honey – but he finds that tastes just as good as a whole slice. Bold and distinctive yet warm and enthralling, Tom has been created for pre-school kids by award-winning director Andreas Hykade, and features the voice of Bafta-winner Ben Miller.
Andreas Hykade will be here in person to introduce this very special look back at some of the best episodes of Tom and the Slice of Bread with Strawberry Jam and Honey especially chosen for this screening by Andreas himself.
Andreas Hykade’s visit to LIAF has been made possible by the generosity of the Goethe Institute.
At Barbican book tickets
Tom’s Band (Andreas Hykade, Germany)
Tom fancies learning an instrument and before long he is the leader of the band.
Tom & the Nice Family (Andreas Hykade, Germany)
Tom runs into the Nice Family, an entire family of old friends who he never realised he had.
Tom & Luisa the Cow (Andreas Hykade, Germany)
Tom discovers that milking Luisa the Cow is not quite as easy as it looks.
Tom in the Woods (Andreas Hykade, Germany)
It´s so dark in the woods that Tom has to enlist the help of some singing fireflies in order to see anything at all.
Fat Tom (Andreas Hykade, Germany)
Tom ate so much – now he´s really fat. Luckily, the crocodile is an internationally renowned flab reduction expert.
Tom & Fat Luisa the Cow (Andreas Hykade, Germany)
Luisa the Cow is very fat. Tom and his friends assume different causes.
Tom Counts (Andreas Hykade, Germany)
When Tom finds out that you can calculate with slices of bread with strawberry jam & honey, he gets very enthusiastic.
Tom is Silly (Andreas Hykade, Germany)
Mine and Mona tell Tom how stupid they think he is.
Tom & the Queen Bee (Andreas Hykade, Germany)
The bees cannot help Tom because they are feverishly exited about an upcoming visit from the queen bee.
In Tom’s Head (Andreas Hykade, Germany)
Doc Box advises Tom to look deep inside himself.