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Ice Dragon Sticky

Original title: Isdraken

Eleven-year-old Mik is learning as much as he can about whales, and loves rock music. He lives with his older brother Tony and unemployed alcoholic dad in the suburbs of Stockholm. One day, things take a turn for the worse and Mik is forced by the youth welfare office to go and live with his aunt Lena in a remote village in the north of Sweden. His world collapses, until he befriends brothers Bengt and Bertil, falls in love with the fearless and assertive Pi, helps his friends build a snowmobile, and eventually finds his way home. 

length: 
77min
screens: 
Sun, 01/13/2013 - 13:00

Kooky

 

length: 
95min
screens: 
Sun, 09/23/2012 - 14:00

NOT JUST FOR KIDS with the Alloy Orchestra

In light of the recent success of the silent film The Artist, and the tribute to the silent era in Hugo, the Festival is pleased to offer the Canadian Premiere of NOT JUST FOR KIDS.

length: 
70min
screens: 
Fri, 04/13/2012 - 18:30

Colors of the Mountain

Original title: Los colores de la montaña
Young Manuel lives with his hard-working farmer parents in the remote, mountainous region of the Colombian countryside. While the adults in their lives try to avoid both the armed military and the guerrilla rebels fighting each other, Manuel and his friend Julián are obsessed with playing soccer any chance they get. Shortly after his birthday, the new ball Manuel received as a gift gets kicked into a minefield, and he, Julián, and their albino friend Poca Luz, will do anything to recover their prized belonging—an essential part of everyday lives and dreams. In Spanish with English subtitles.

Winner of the Edith Lando Peace Prize.

length: 
88min
screens: 
Sun, 04/15/2012 - 13:00
Tue, 04/17/2012 - 12:30

Colorful

Original title: Karafuru
A dejected soul is given another chance at life, through the body of 14-year-old Makoto, who has just attempted suicide. Watched over by an ambiguous spirit boy, the soul is given a limited time to heal the pain in Makoto, and to come terms with his own mistakes.

Themes:  peer and family relationships, the value of friendship, and suicide.
 

SCREENED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

 

length: 
126min
screens: 
Sat, 04/14/2012 - 18:15
Thu, 04/19/2012 - 18:30

Here Comes Lola

length: 
96min
screens: 
Sat, 04/14/2012 - 16:30

Wapos Bay: Long Goodbyes

Talon and Raven have lived in Wapos Bay all their lives, so when their dad takes a job in the big city, the two are shocked at the prospect of leaving the place they have always called home. Each reacts differently: Talon sets off to complete his bucket list with his friends, while Raven takes matters into her own hands and begins planning a campaign for her father to run as chief of Wapos Bay. But when things get out of control, Raven and Talon must band together before it's too late.

INCLUDES BAGELS AND BANNOCK ANIMATION BRUNCH 11:30-1:00

length: 
73min
screens: 
Sat, 04/14/2012 - 13:00

On the Sly

Original title: A Pas de Loup
Suspecting she is invisible to her parents, six-year-old Cathy decides to test the theory by disappearing into the forest. And so begins an extraordinary adventure, in turns harrowing and humourous. In French with English subtitles. 
Themes: family relationships, imagination, nature, and survival.
*** Winner of the Children's Jury Award at the Montreal International Film Festival ***
Recommended for ages 6 and up/ grades 2-7
 
MEDIA PARTNER
 

length: 
77min
screens: 
Sat, 04/14/2012 - 14:30
Wed, 04/18/2012 - 12:30
Thu, 04/19/2012 - 11:15
Thu, 04/19/2012 - 13:00

The Magicians

Original title: Het geheim
Ben Stikker and his father are huge fans of magic and spend their time trying to perfect and perform the tricks for their act Stikker and Son. Their hero is well-known magician Hans Smid, who Ben wishes to emulate. At a public performance, Ben and his assistant Sylvie attempt a new disappearing act that seems to work too well. Sylvie promptly vanishes and can't be found.

length: 
90min
screens: 
Sun, 04/15/2012 - 11:10
Wed, 04/18/2012 - 10:00

Lost in Africa

Original title: Kidnappet
Eleven-year-old Simon travels with his Danish mother to his birth country, Kenya. Chasing his soccer ball, he gets lost in a large city-slum. In his trendy shoes and fancy clothes, he clearly stands out, but after he gets mugged, he looks like any other African boy. After his mom, Susanne, goes to the media promising a reward, he becomes a hunted boy, desperate for friends he can trust. In English and Danish with English subtitles.
Themes: survival, friendship, adventure, social class, international relations, and adoption.

length: 
92min
screens: 
Sun, 04/15/2012 - 15:00
Tue, 04/17/2012 - 10:00
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