These twelve films from ten different countries have been chosen especially for children aged 8 and upwards – but adults are allowed in as long as you are accompanied by a child.
Here you will meet charismatic characters and encounter amazing tales such as the man who’s job it is to make sure each new day starts on time, a Japanese boy Jiro who unexpectedly catches cat flu, a troupe of snails performing incredible aerial choreography and how you should never take gravity for granted.
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Heroes (Juan Pablo Zaramella, Argentina)
Glory is at our fingertips!
1 metre/heure (Nicolas Deveaux, France)
At an airport, on the wing of an airplane, before our eyes, a troupe of snails performs a magnificent choreographed dance.
Pearfall (Leonid Schmelkov, Estonia)
Beware of pearfall. It happens suddenly so you have to be prepared.
The Hunt (Alexey Alekseev, France)
The disappointment of a harmless hunter and his compatriot – a rabbit.
Kuap (Nils Hedinger, Switzerland)
A tadpole somehow misses out on becoming a frog and is left behind, alone. A little story about growing up.
Rules of Play (Merlin Flugel, Germany)
A group of tired playground visitors meet at night for a last contest.
Vivat Musketeers! (Anton Dyakov, Russia)
The world is on the verge of abyss and there is no hope until the musketeers arrive. Long live the musketeers!
Cat Days (Jon Frickey, Germany/Japan)
Jiro, a little boy, feels sick. His father takes him to the doctor. She diagnoses a harmless condition, but it shakes the core of the boy’s identity.
Mind Games (Jiaqi Yan, USA)
The adventures of a wandering mind.
Flipped (Hend Esmat & Lamiaa Diab, UK)
The absurdity of a world where the roles of kids and adults are switched.
The Theory of Sunset (Roman Sokolov, Russia)
Deep at night, a dedicated cyclist traverses the wintry forest. The challenge: make sure this new day gets off to a fresh and timely start.
Herman Brown is Feeling Down (Dan Castro, UK)
Herman’s quiet, colourful world is suddenly interrupted by something loud and stressy.