The Animated Short Film Selection welcomes the youngest children for, perhaps, their first visit to the cinema. To keep the pre-schoolers’ attention, the screening will last about an hour. There will be recently made animated short films from Lithuania, Russia, and France – including works produced by the internationally acclaimed film school La Poudrière and studio Les Films du Nord.
Inviting guest curators to create cultural content for kids ensures special qualities. The honesty and exceptional imagination of Inese Zandere, her ability to entertain and emotionally enrich with her books is a unique and valuable contribution to the Latvian children’s literature. The style of Inese Zandere reflects in her film choice as well. They are “zanderisque”, as the author admitted during the selection process. The witty stories, original visual language and playful sincerity of these animated films will hopefully fill the Large hall of the gorgeous historical cinema Splendid Palace with children’s laughter and joyful chatting once again.
The short films will have English subtitles and simultaneous translation to Latvian in comfortable wireless headphones.
Splendid Palace, Large Hall
The Man With Birds
A Little Bit Lost
A Walk in the Woods
Once Upon a Time There Was a House
Krishna Chandran A. Nair
I Am a Bird
Gauthier Ammeux, Valentine Baillon, Benjamin Chaumeny, Alexandre Dumez, Léa Finucci, Marina Roger