The International Children’s Film Carnival has once again guaranteed a fun-filled summer screen for all the young and young at heart! Animation has always been the children’s favourite: Mai Mai Miracleis a coming-of-age story of two friends and The Ugly Duckling is a perfect crossover between Hans Christian Andersen and Tchaikovsky.
There are two animations from France as well. Mia and the Migoo depicts an adventure in an enchanted forest and brings out eco-friendly message. Tales of the Night is the latest film from the master Michel Ocelot who brought us Azur and Asmar. The series of six tales leads us to an imaginary realm.
Not to be missed are Hands off Mississippi and Chubby Drums. Both are stories of humour with a comic twist, which will surely make you laugh out loud.
The Secret Letter and The Crocodiles Strike Back are for those ready for a perfect dose of mystery and action!
Feature films curated and programme notes provided by Karen So
In addition to children’s cinema, there are two films good for those entering the youth, a time when young people set off to search for dreams. Whether it is for the six ballet dancers who dance hard to be selected in a dance competition; or the hearing-impaired Japanese girl who dances to break her barriers, the path is never easy but always inspiring.
World Animation & Shorts are regular delights in the International Children’s Film Carnival. Join a group of animal friends in the fun-filled World Animation & Shorts 1, while World Animation & Shorts 2 brings us more thought-provoking shorts: Drifting is a heartwarming tale of a Hong Kong newcomer and a South Asian kid; we can all learn a lesson or two about communication in Talk to Bear. Both programmes with interactive sessions guarantee for perfect family afternoons.
World Animation & Shorts curated and programme notes provided by InD Blue
Have you even seen “old” films? This year’s selection includes two classics by Charles Chaplin, films loved by all generations and never aged with time.
Charles Chaplin (1889-1977) was originally a stage actor. He went to the States at the age of 21 and was recruited to act in film. He was a born genius who could act, direct, write, compose music and also produce. With a touch of comic, his films are timeless classics that comment on the society and the human nature.
You are guaranteed to fall in love with his The Gold Rush and City Lights.
All parents want their children to be successful, but do we care about their needs and dreams, and go through the passage of time with them? KJ: Music and Life and 7 Days in Slow Motion will get us thinking that children also need their dreams while savouring what life is offering them.
All Special Screenings for Parents will be followed by post-screening talks in Cantonese hosted by a registered social worker of The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, to share parenting tips.
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