Ernest et Célestine en hiver

Ernest & Celestine in Winter
By J. Chheng, J-C Roger, 2017, 45′, animation, in French with English subtitles, Ages 5 to 10

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?

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Ailo, une odyssée en Laponie

Ailo's journey through lapland
by Guillaume Maidatchevsky, 2019, 86’, feature, in French with English subtitles, Ages 5 to 10

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.

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Yakari, le film

Yakari, a Spectacular Journey
By Xavier Giacometti & Toby Genkel, 2020, 82′, animation, in French with English subtitles, Ages 6 to 10

Enter the world of the bravest little Sioux boy Yakari adapted from the Franco-Belgian comic book series, written by Job and illustrated by Derib. With his tribe’s move to follow the migrating bison imminent, Yakari sets out on his own to follow the trail of Little Thunder, a wild mustang said to be untamable. On his journey, and alone for the first time in his life, Yakari will make magical encounters and undertake a great adventure through breath-taking but treacherous landscapes.

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Le Tableau

The Painting
by Jean-François Laguionie, 2011, 75', animation, Ages 7 to 11 (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?

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Dilili à Paris

Dilili in Paris
By M. Ocelot, 2018, 95′, animation, in French with English subtitles, Ages 7 to 13 
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…

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Calamity, a Childhood of Martha Jane Canary

By Rémi Chayé, 2020, 82′, animation, in French with English subtitles, Ages 8 to 12
1863, United States of America. 12-year-old Martha Jane and her family are headed West in search of a better life. After her father is hurt in a serious accident, Martha Jane takes charge of her siblings and learns to drive the family wagon. She has never felt so free. In the wild, she discovers herself and a world which shapes her… revealing the mythical and slightly mysterious Calamity Jane.

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Les Malheurs de Sophie

Sophie’s Misfortunes
by Christophe Honoré, 2016, 106 mins, feature, in French with English subtitles, Ages 8 to 13

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!

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Les Aventures de Spirou et Fantasio

Spirou and Fantasio's Big Adventures
By A. Coffre, 2018, 90′, feature, in French with English subtitles, Ages 8 to 13

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.

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by Simon Rouby, 2015, 85′, animation, Ages 11+

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.

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by Pierre-François Martin-Laval 2019, 107′, feature, Ages 12+
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.

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Tout simplement noir

Simply Black
by John Wax & Jean-Pascal Zadi 2020, 90′, feature, Ages 15+

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…

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