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…
SANTA & CIE
Ages 7 to 14Christmas & Co
by Alain Chabat, 2017, 99’, feature, in French with English subtitles
Christmas is on its way and with it disaster. The 92,000 workers responsible for manufacturing children’s toys all become sick at the same time! It’s a tough moment for Santa, better known as Father Christmas. He’s left no choice: he must make an emergency trip to Earth with his reindeer to search for a remedy. When he arrives, he has to find some allies to save the magic of Christmas.
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+Once in a Lifetime
by Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar 2014, 105′, feature
Once in a Lifetime stars Ariane Ascaride and tells the true story of teacher working in a school located in Créteil where most kids are minorities. Faced with her students’ own prejudice towards other religions and ethnicities, the professor manages to convince them to take part in a collective project about the Holocaust, an experience that enlightens.
GOOD LUCK ALGERIA
Ages 12+by Farid Bentoumi 2015, 91′, feature
Sam and Stéphane are two friends and associates working together in their workshop designing hand-crafted high-quality skis. To promote their skis, their business being put in jeopardy by competition from larger brands, they take a crazy gamble to qualify Sam for the Winter Olympic Games in cross-country skiing under the flag of his father’s country, Algeria. Sam faces a challenging training and identity crisis he didn’t anticipate.
A VOIX HAUTE – LA FORCE DE LA PAROLE
Ages 15+Speak Up
by Stéphane De Freitas & Ladj Ly 2017, 100′, documentary
Each year at the University of Saint-Denis in the suburbs of Paris, the “Eloquentia” competition for Best Orator takes place. Any student can participate and prepare with the help of professionals, who teach them the tricks and trades of public speaking. Over the weeks, they learn the subtle inner workings of rhetoric and to reveal themselves. Stéphane de Freitas’ eloquent documentary was nominated for the Best Documentary César Award 2018.