7 and over When 9-year-old Babs receives a pig named Oink as a present from her grandfather, she convinces her parents to keep it. But her parents are not the biggest threat to Oink because her grandfather is secretly taking part in the sausage competition with her pet on the chopping block. Best Feature Film – Netherlands Film Festival – 2022Nominated for Best Animated Feature Film – European Film Awards – 2022Official Selection – Berlin Film Festival – 2022
Not recommended for young children A documentary on the legendary film composer Ennio Morricone. Official Selection – Venice Film Festival – 2021
Leo and Remi are two thirteen-year-old best friends, whose seemingly unbreakable bondis suddenly, tragically torn apart. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes FilmFestival, Lukas Dhont’s second film is an emotionally transformative and unforgettableportrait of the intersection of friendship and love, identity and independence, andheartbreak and healing. Grand Prize – Cannes Film Festival...
The Best of Annecy Kids 2022 assembles funny, touching and poetic short films that children will adore! In the program:Renouveau, by GOBELINS, l’école de l’image (France)*Luce and the Rock, by Britt Raes (Belgium, The Netherlands, France, 2022) – 12 minLa Soupe de Franzy, by Ana Chubinidze (France, Georgia, 2021) – 8 min*Histoire pour 2 trompettes, by Amandine Meyer (France, 2021) – 5 minCat and Moth, by India Barnardo (Canada, United Kingdom, 2021) – 7 minBellysaurus, by Philip Watts (Australia, 2021) – 7 minLa Reine des renards, by Marina Rosset (Switzerland, 2022) – 8 min 6 years and older. *Featured Pictures
QUEBEC PREMIERE Audience choice grand prix – Sakhalin International Film Festival – 2020Rimbaud Award – Les Rimbaud du Cinéma – 2020 Babak, an Iranian student in Greece, doesn’t show up to welcome his visiting parents at the Athens airport. Pari and her older husband, both devout Muslims abroad for the first time, are ill prepared to search for their son in an intimidating and alien environment. All their attempts to find a clue that might lead them to him prove to bein vain and they soon reach a dead end. But Pari can’t give up looking for him, even when returning to Iran seems like her only choice. Following the steps of her rebellious son in the darkest corners of the city, she will exhaust her inner strength to achieve more than a mother’s search for her missing son.
QUEBEC PREMIERE New Directors Competition – San Sebastian International Film Festival – 2020Best Interpretation – Les Arcs Film Festival – 2020 The Spanish family Gabarre-Mendoza is celebrating the birthday of their grandson, when they are interrupted by a police inspection. In « La Cañada Real », a shanty town just outside Madrid, tensions between the officials and the inhabitants arise since the land has been sold and the different families are forced to leave their self-build homes. While mother of the house Augustina turns from a full of laughter mother into a woman tormented with fear, father David a hardworking scavenger tries to find a solution but fails the bureaucratic system. Meanwhile the younger members in the family, the adolescent Davíd Jr (16), daughter-in-law and teenage mother Maria (17) and the young Alejandro (9) struggle in their own way with their lives in between places.
Best Feature Live Action Film – Providence Children’s Film Festival – 2022 5 years old and older When Paul (Johan Heldenbergh) decides to give up his boring but steady office job as a banker, this does not go down well with his children. Their dad wants to pursue his dream and become an actor. Is it a burnout? A midlife crisis? When his ambitious wife Véronique (Hilde De Baerdemaeker) comes home from yet another business trip and hears the news, there’s no telling where it will stop. The Schutijzers are a pleasantly disturbed family, but this is going a few bridges too far. According to Véronique, Paul must come to his senses. His youngest daughter Zoë is the only one who believes in her father. She encourages him and joins him in his adventure. What at first seems to be a ridiculous plan, doomed to fail and threatening to tear the whole Schutijzer family apart, ends up being a funny, exciting and moving journey that awakens and enchants the whole family. My dad is a sausage is a feel-good comedy about pursuing dreams and the courage it takes to do so.
Winky Wong just moved to a small seaside resort, where her parents have a Chinese restaurant. She meets Auntie Cor and her husband Uncle Siem who live on a farm and have a pony. When this pony dies of old age, there is only one thing Winky wants: a new horse. But that seems to be a dream which will never come true. Winky learns about Sinterklaas. Winky’s parents think Sinterklaas doesn’t exist and they are certain that Sinterklaas will never give her a horse. She decides not to bother with her parents. They don’t know anything about Holland anyway! Winky is disappointed when she receives a toy from Sinterklaas at school. Outside she sees a real white horse tied to her bike, Winky rides the horse to her house. Is it a present for Winky? It appears to be a misunderstanding, but at Auntie Cor’s house Winky gets the best present ever. All publics from 4 years old.*In the current context, the organization is cancelling the event.
Prix Crystal Bear – Berlinale 2019 (Allemagne)Prix Meilleur scénario – Jussi Awards 2019 (Finlande) Teenagers Lenni and Kiira are in the early stages of a high school romance and discover that they are expecting a baby. Both are from single parent families who themselves struggle to make ends meet. The future is daunting but they are determined to stay together and make it work. Without a father of his own, Lenni seeks adult attention and guidance from an unlikely friend Janne, a member of a right wing group that has recently moved into Lenni’s diverse neighbourhood. Looking to release the pressure of fatherhood, Lenni begins to neglect Kiira and become more involved with Janne and his political activism. The influence of Janne and his right wing ideology puts Lenni and his friends at odds with some of the town’s immigrant population and they decide to take action of their own. Will these actions have long lasting consequences for Lenni or can he make the journey into adulthood and become the father he never had.
Official Selection – Festival de Venise – 2020Winner BankGiro Loterij Audience Award – International Film Festival Rotterdam – 2021Nominee Best Film Not in the English Language – BAFTA – 2021Nominee Best Director – BAFTA – 2021Nomiee Best International Feature Film – Academy Awards (Oscar) – 2021 Aida is a translator for the UN in the small town of Srebrenica. When the Serbian army takes over the town, her family is among the thousands of citizens looking for shelter in the UN camp. Contries: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Austria, Romania, Netherlands, Germany, Poland, France, Norway, Turkey