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LIAF Family Programme at Rio Cinema

September 3, 2011
1:30 pm

A very special programme of films selected to spark the imaginations of our younger audience, screening at Rio Cinema. Much better than Saturday morning TV and not a toy ad in sight.

Note: these films are suitable for children of all ages but are specifically aimed at 0-7 year-olds.

Book tickets

‘Mobile’ (Verena Fels, 2010)

Mobile

A lonely cow decides to make friends with some sheep, a dog, a couple of chickens, a pig and a budgie on the other side of the room. There’s just one little problem …

Germany, 6’30

‘Whistleless’ (Siri Melchior, 2009)

Whistlesless

In a vibrantly colourful town, all the people and all the animals can whistle. Except, that is, for Whistleless, the whistleless little bird. What can be done?

Denmark, 4’48

‘The Dog Who Was a Cat Inside’ (Siri Melchior, 2002)

The Dog Who Was a Cat Inside

‘The Dog Who was a Cat Inside’ is a special animal. The dog and cat live together in the same body, but this causes conflict.

UK, 3’15

‘Tom in the Woods’ (Andreas Hykade, 2005)

Tom in the Woods

Tom is in the woods with some friendly glow-worms. Maybe they know the way to a slice of bread with strawberry jam and honey.

Germany, 5’00

‘A Monster Mess’ (Susie Jones, 2010)

A Monster Mess

The green monster invites the purple monster to tea – but it all gets a bit messy.

UK, 3’20

‘Komaneko’s Christmas’ (Tsuneo Goda, 2009)

Komaneko's Christmas

Komaneko is a female kitten who lives with her grandfather in their mountain home, where Komaneko loves to make handicraft. Komaneko is looking forward to Christmas when she can see her papa and mama, and an early present arrives at her home…..

Japan, 20’00

‘The Last Norwegian Troll’ (Pjotr Sapegin, 2010)

The Last Norwegian Troll

A curmudgeonly little troll lives estranged from society, daydreaming of mythical times. Upon discovering how his clan evolved, he finally becomes a part of something greater and, also, a little less lonely.

Norway, 13’00

‘Pl.ink 3D’ (Anne Kristin Berge, 2011)

PI. Ink

An abstract artist needs to loosen up. His toddler obliges by taking him on a white-knuckle ride inside his own paintings.

Poland/Norway, 3’15

‘Fat Hamster 3D’ (Adam Wyrwas, 2011)

Fat Hamster

A tale of a fat hamster whose wife is determined that he will lose weight. She keeps a beady eye on him as he works out on their wheel.

Poland/Norway, 2’15

‘Lexdysia 3D’ (Marc Reisbig, 2011)

Lexdysia

A boy with dyslexia is struggling to read; the words contort into all manner of fantastical fare, and jump off the page.

Norway/Poland, 3’16