ERNEST ET CELESTINE EN HIVER
Ages 5 to 10Ernest & Celestine in Winter
By J. Chheng, J-C Roger, 2017, 45′, animation, in French with English subtitles
This collection of 4 short films follows the adventures of Ernest, a playful and greedy bear, and his mouse friend Celestine as they prepare for the coming winter. Will they make it in time for the annual Mice Ball celebrating the first day of winter? Will they gather enough food for Ernest to be ready to hibernate?
AILO – UNE ODYSSÉE EN LAPONIE
Ages 5 to 10Ailo’s journey through lapland
by Guillaume Maidatchevsky, 2019, 86’, feature, in French with English subtitles
Ailo’s awakening to the wild world is a journey that will enchant and entertain your pupils! A tale with the tenderness of Bambi, the humorous creatures of Ice Age, the sense of adventure of March of the Penguins and the scripted narrative of Two Brothers.
GUS, PETIT OISEAU, GRAND VOYAGE
Ages 6 to 10Yellowbird
By Christian de Vita, 2014, 90′, animation, in French with English subtitles
A hero’s journey with a most unlikely hero. Yellowbird is a teeny tiny orphaned bird that has never left the nest, has no family, yet desperately wants one – That is, until he finds himself leading a flock on their migration to Africa passing by Paris and Holland.
Ages 7 to 11The Painting
by Jean-François Laguionie, 2011, 75′, animation
Contains nude images of animated characters.
A château, flowering gardens, a threatening forest, here is what, for mysterious reasons, a Painter has left incomplete. Convinced that only the Painter can restore harmony by finishing the painting, Ramo, Lola, and Plume decided to go looking for him. What has become of the Painter? Why did he abandon them? Why did he begin destroying some of his paintings? Will they one day know the Painter’s secret?
DILILI À PARIS
Ages 7 to 13Dilili in Paris
By M. Ocelot, 2018, 95′, animation, in French with English subtitles
With the help of her delivery-boy friend, Dilili, a young girl from New Caledonia, investigates a spate of mysterious kidnappings of young girls that is plaguing Belle Epoque Paris. In the course of her investigation she encounters a series of extraordinary characters, each of whom provides her with clues that will help her in her quest…
Les Malheurs de Sophie
Ages 8 to 13Sophie’s Misfortunes
by Christophe Honoré, 2016, 106 mins, feature, in French with English subtitles
Adapted from Ségur’s books, the film tells the story of Sophie who isn’t the model little girl one would like her to be. She cuts her mother’s fish into tiny pieces, just misses burning herself wading through quicklime and tortures her wax doll. In one word, Sophie is constantly up to no good!
LES AVENTURES DE SPIROU ET FANTASIO
Ages 8 to 13Spirou and Fantasio’s Big Adventures
By A. Coffre, 2018, 90′, feature, in French with English subtitles
This adaptation of famous French comic book introduces us with Spirou, supposedly a groom in a Palace, who meets Fantasio, reporter scupper. Between them everything starts very badly, but against all odds they have to team up when Count Pacôme de Champignac is kidnapped by the men of Zorglub.
Ages 11+by Simon Rouby, 2015, 85′, animation
It’s 1914 and 12-year-old Adama lives with his elder brother Samba in a small west African village. They have been raised to be naturally sceptical of the negative forces or spirits that live outside the community, soImage result for adama rouby the family is shocked when Samba runs away to become a warrior. Adama leaves the village soon after in order to search for him. His epic journey takes him across several continents and forces the boy to take stock of the world at large, particularly a war-strewn Europe where, it becomes clear, Samba has been sent to the front line trenches to fight. Adama is a richly animated film that deals with an important chapter in world history.
Ages 12+by Pierre-François Martin-Laval 2019, 107′, feature
Forced to flee his native Bangladesh, eight-year-old chess prodigy Fahim arrives in Paris with his father. Refused asylum as illegal immigrants, they spiral downwards into homelessness and desperation. By a stroke of luck, Fahim is introduced to one of France’s top chess coaches, Sylvain, who tutors him and gives him a sense of purpose – his struggles on the chessboard mirroring both his victories and his crushing defeats in his battle for a normal life. This new sense of ‘feeling for others’ defining the relationship between Fahim & Sylvain allows both to change life for the best in an unexpected way.
TOUT SIMPLEMENT NOIR
Ages 15+Simply Black
by John Wax & Jean-Pascal Zadi 2020, 90′, feature
In this politically incorrect comedy for which Jean-Pascal Zadi was awarded the Most Promising Actor’s César, JP, a wannabe actor, decides to organise the first large Black-Lives-Matter style protest in France to fight what he perceives as bigotry and racism. As he comically struggles to put together his march, which is set to take place in Paris’ Place de la République, he makes various encounters, often burlesque, sometimes tragic, with members of the community, activists, the police…