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Uptown Flicks Kids presents Long Way North and Back to Burgundy

Image: "Back to Burgundy" directed by Cédric Klapisch

Uptown Flicks goes downtown! presents a screening of the kids-friendly Long Way North and a sneak preview of Cédric Klapisch’s latest film Back to Burgundy in Soho on December 16.

Long Way North is a stunning animated film about one girl’s epic quest to reach the North Pole. This beautiful film has been in numerous prestigious film festivals, including Annecy International Animated Film Festival (Audience Award). Long Way North is from the creative minds that brought us Ernest & Celestine, Song Of The Sea and The Secret Of Kells. It is set in the late 19th century Saint Petersburg. Sacha, a young girl from the Russian aristocracy, dreams of the Great North and anguishes over the fate of her grandfather, Oloukine, a renowned scientist and Arctic explorer who has yet to return from his latest expedition to conquer the North Pole. Sacha has always been fascinated by the adventurous life of her grandfather and has the same calling as Oloukine to be an explorer. But Sacha’s parents, who already made arrangements for her marriage, strongly disapprove the idea to say the least. Defying her destiny, Sacha flees her home and launches an adventure-filled quest toward the Great North in search of Oloukine and his ship.

New York Times's Mike Hale loves the film : “This French-Danish work offers all you’d want in a young adventure — action, danger, a journey, a coming-of-age, heartwarming and heartbreaking moments, handsome animation and a strong statement of girl power.”

Back to Burgundy is the new film by French director Cédric Klapisch who is well known for his trilogy The Spanish Apartment (L'Auberge Espagnole), Russian Dolls (Les Poupées russes), and Chinese Puzzle (Casse-tête chinois). The film will open in the US in March 2018. Back to Burgundy is a beautiful story about a family vineyard in Burgundy with 3 siblings trying to figure out what's next for them. This French arthouse crowdpleaser is a love letter to French wine business and a moving depiction of family dynamics in difficult circumstances with engaging performances from Ana Girardot, Pio Marmaï and François Civil. Back to Burgundy tells the story of Jean, who left his family and his native Burgundy ten years ago to tour the world. When learning of his father’s imminent death he returns to his childhood home where he, his sister, Juliette, and brother, Jérémie, inherit their family vineyard. As the seasons go by and they work to save the vineyard, they’ll have to learn to trust each other again and reinvent their relationship.

These screenings are the first pop up events of the new film series Uptown Flicks curated by Adeline Monzier and co-organized by Marie Gentine. Uptown Films features a monthly series in Harlem of top recent French films and documentaries followed by a drink to mingle and share reactions as well as kids series and pop up screenings in NYC.

Long Way North - Tout en haut du monde - TICKETS
Written and directed by: Rémi Chayé
Year: 2016
Runtime: 81 mins
In English - Age 6+

Back to Burgundy - Ce qui nous lie - TICKETS
Written and directed by: Cédric Klapisch
Cast: Pio Marmai, Ana Girardot, François Civil
Year: 2017
Runtime: 113 mins
In French with English subtitles

> The screenings will take place on Saturday, December 16 at 2:30pm (Long Way North) and 5:30pm (Back to Burgundy)