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Virtual Talk With Gisèle Sapiro ONLINE EVENT La Maison Française - NYU Arts & Science 16 Washington Mews New York, NY 10003
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French Movies at the 2021 New York International Children's Film Festival

The 2021 selection spotlights stories of kids discovering their cultural histories, defining their own identities, and shaping their futures by connecting with the past. This year's Festival has so much to offer—all online and available nationwide for the first time! 

FrenchCulture Offer: Use code FC2021 to save $3 off Single View tickets and $5 off All Access Passes!


THE BEARS' FAMOUS INVASION (France, Italy)
Animation, Lorenzo Mattotti; 2019, 82 min
Recommended Ages: 10+ / In French, with English subtitles
Based on the Italian book and beautifully animated in warm Meditteranean colors and bold shapes, this feature from Cannes is a whimsical allegory. Our narrators, an old storyteller and his young apprentice, the delightful Almeria, frame this wondrous tale of the great bear king Léonce and his clan. To find his lost son Tonino and food to survive the winter, he leads them down from the mountains and into the world of humans. The bears and humans exist together in peace – for a time.

CALAMITY (France, Denmark)
Animation, Rémi Chayé; 2020, 85 min
Recommended Ages: 8+ / In French, with English subtitles
It’s 1863 and 12-year-old Martha Jane and her family are headed West across the United States in search of a better life. After her father is hurt in a serious accident, she takes charge of her siblings and learns to drive the family wagon. Utterly practical and bold, Martha Jane trades her constricting skirts for the ease of boys’ breeches and never looks back. Her unconventional style and brazenness don't sit well with the pioneer community, and when the leader of the convoy wrongly accuses her of theft, she must run away to find proof of her innocence. In the Wild, she discovers herself and a world which shapes her into the mythical and mysterious Calamity Jane.

Live Making-Of Conversation with Director Rémi Chayé
March 7, 2pm ET
Director of the NYICFF fan-favorite Long Way North, Rémi Chayé is back with another westward-bound journey in Calamity! Listen to Chayé’s insights in this special presentation that will give you all the behind-the-scenes details of what is sure to become yet another crowd-pleaser.

THE FANTASTIC JOURNEY OF MARGOT & MARGUERITE (France) | US PREMIERE
Live Action, Pierre Coré; 2020, 89 min
Recommended Ages: 10+ / In French, with English subtitles
Marguerite and Margot have a lot in common: both are 12 years old and missing their fathers. The one big difference? One lives in 1942, the other in 2020. Or at least that’s the case until the discovery of a magical trunk in an attic that sends them traveling through time. Margot and Marguerite have something else in common: their father is no longer there, one vanished during World War II, the other is not living at home. With 70 years apart, they’re embarking in a wild adventure to find their present, explore history and their families’ memories, and not least of all manage the transition to becoming teens!


SHORT FILMS

VANILLE (France, Switzerland) | NY PREMIERE
Screening in Short Films Two
Animation, Guillaume Lorin; 2020, 30 min.
Recommended ages: 8-14 / In French, with English subtitles

COLZA (France) | NEW YORK PREMIERE
Screening in Short Films Two
Animation, Victor Chagniot, Camille Broutin, Matthieu Daures, Victoria De Millo Gregory, Maxime Jouniot, & Jade Khoo; 2020, 5 min.
Recommended ages: 8+ / In French, with English subtitles

LOUIS'S SHOES (France) | US PREMIERE
Screening in Short Films Two
Animation, Marion Philippe, Kayu Leung, Théo Jamin, & Jean-Géraud Blanc; 2020, 5 min.
Recommended ages: 8+ / In French, with English subtitles

HOW I OVERCAME MY FEAR OF HUMANS (France) | WORLD PREMIERE
Screening in Short Films Two
Animation, Hélène Ducrocq; 2020, 9 min.
Recommended ages: 8+ / In French, with English subtitles

THE SCREAM (France) | US PREMIERE
Screening in Heebie Jeebies
Animation, Charlotte Chouisnard, Ninon Dodemant, Baptiste Leclerc, Solène Michel, Justine Parasote, & Anouk Segura-Diaz; 2020, 5 min.
Recommended ages: 10+ / No dialogue

THE ALIEN NIGHTMARE (France) | NEW YORK PREMIERE
Screening in Heebie Jeebies
Animation, Lauriane Balestrat, Marc Antoine Alonzo, Alexis Sabalza, Elie Berhoumieux, & Lucas Soupou; 2020, 6 min.
Recommended ages: 10+ / No dialogue

A LYNX IN THE TOWN (France, Switzerland) | NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
Screening in Shorts For Tots
Animation, Nina Bisiarina; 2019, 7 min.
Recommended ages: 3+ / No dialogue

MIDO AND THE INSTRUMALS (France) | NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
Screening in Shorts For Tots
Animation, Roman Guillanton; 2020, 6 min.
Recommended ages: 3 to 6 / No dialogue

UMBRELLAS (France, Spain) | NEW YORK PREMIERE
Screening in Short Films One
Animation, Jose Prats & Alvaro Robles; 2020, 12 min.
Recommended ages: 5+ / No dialogue

HOUSING (France) | NEW YORK PREMIERE
Screening in Short Films One
Animation, Judith Herbeth; 2019, 3 min.
Recommended ages: 5+ / In French, with English subtitles

ATHLETICUS: SLED (France) | NEW YORK PREMIERE
Screening in Short Films One
Animation, Nicolas Deveaux; 2019, 2 min.
Recommended ages: 5+ / No dialogue

ATHLETICUS: THE ENCOUNTER (France) | NEW YORK PREMIERE
Screening in Short Films One
Animation, Nicolas Deveaux; 2019, 2 min.
Recommended ages: 5+

ATHLETICUS: GUIDES (France) | NEW YORK PREMIERE
Screening in Short Films One
Animation, Nicolas Deveaux; 2019, 2 min.
Recommended ages: 5+ / No dialogue

PURPLEBOY (Belgium, France, Portugal) | NEW YORK PREMIERE
Screening in Becoming Ourselves: Breaking the Binary
Animation, Alexandre Siqueira; 2019, 14 min.
Recommended ages: 10+ / In English

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