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Films for children 5+ (2)

48’

Kitchen Tales: Tartarmato sauce

Kuchyňské pohádky: Tatarajská omáčka
Czech Republic 2014 / 8’

Grandma is making tomato sauce. Has she added all the spices? Salt, sugar, pepper, and bay leaf undertake a fix-it mission, only to be hampered by tartar sauce, a brutal bully with no regard for anyone. But sometimes cunning beats strength in a kitchen world filled with unusual residents. This bold animated production uses real objects.

director: Vojtěch Domlátil
screenplay: Vojtěch Domlátil, Tomáš Háček
cinematography: Jan Vlnas, Dušan Kovář
editing: Jiřina Pěčová
music: Tomáš Háček
sound: Honza Hála
animation: Vojtěch Domlátil, Daniela Paseková
cast: Jana Altmanová
production: Studio of animation AAAD Prague
sales: Vojtěch Domlátil
language: Czech
colouration: b&w

Hard to be a Sparrow

Trudno vorobyu
Russia 2014 / 8’

As fall turns to winter the sparrow gets colder. Just as the sparrow’s about to die, a boy takes the bird home to save him. The sparrow is shrewd and knows how to get comfortable. Ultimately, however, the outside world calls the sparrow with overwhelming force. Drawn with a simple, minimalist line, this is a story of friendship, desire for freedom and the ability to give it.

director: Darya Vyatkina
screenplay: Darya Vyatkina
music: Artem Fadeev
animation: Darya Vyatkina
producer: Liubov Gaydukova
production: School-Studio "SHAR"
sales: Studio SHAR
colouration: b&w

Cats Tales

Kak zhivut kotiki
Russia 2015 / 8’

Three stories and three cats – each minding their own business, taking care of their own passions. The world of cats is a world of fantasy and initiatives. When their house is snowed in, they know how to handle the snowbanks. When it’s caught in a flood, a magic whale and crazy ideas work to save it. This is a playful dynamic story about being able to make it because of a positive attitude.

director: Vera Myakisheva
screenplay: Vera Myakisheva
music: Petr Nalych
animation: Vera Myakisheva
producer: Aleksandr Gerasimov
production: Fond „Gubernia”
sales: Alexander Gerasimov
colouration: colour

1 Minute Nature: I’d like to be a carp

1Minuutje Natuur: Ik zou ’t liefst een karper willen zijn
Netherlands 2015 / 2’

Teun can catch up to 30 fish in a single day. He would like to be a carp, but only the kind from a city pond unbothered by many anglers. He could have an underground house and other fish friends. An unusually creative blend of photography of objects of daily use and animation – the world in this film comes alive in a surprising way.

director: Katinka Baehr, Stefanie Visjager
editing: Katinka Baehr, Stefanie Visjager
sound: Chris Bajema
animation: Kris Kobes
production: radiomakers DESMET, NTR, Mediafonds
sales: Radiomakers Desmet, Stefanie Visjager
language: Dutch
colouration: colour

1 Minute Nature: My hamster looks exactly a bit like me

1Minuutje Natuur: Mijn hamster lijkt precies een beetje op mij, 1 Minute Nature: My hamster looks exactly a bit like me
Netherlands 2015 / 2’

William is little Bente’s hamster and the two share many qualities, such as a love for sweets and snacks, which doesn’t always end well. William has a rich personality and an intense, sometimes dangerous life, just like Bente.

director: Katinka Baehr, Stefanie Visjager
editing: Katinka Baehr, Stefanie Visjager
sound: Jennifer Petterson
animation: Kris Kobes
production: radiomakers DESMET, NTR, Mediafonds
sales: Radiomakers Desmet, Stefanie Visjager
language: Dutch
colouration: colour

The Little Seed

Le petite pousse
France, Switzerland 2015 / 10’

Every day, a little girl from a lonely house lays out her magic cloth to catch the meadow’s flowery pattern, and then uses it to make a dress. Every night, the ants move the house to a different field. One day, the girl swallows a seed and a mysterious plant grows out of her bellybutton. This is a subtle and visually refined animation that tells the story of the need to live close to and respect nature.

director: Chaïtane Conversat
screenplay: Chaïtane Conversat
cinematography: David Toutevoix
editing: Hervé Guichard
music: Patricia Dallio
producer: Corinne Destombes
production: Folimage
sales: Folimage
colouration: colour

Bounce

United Kingdom 2015 / 10’

Something new and fabulous appears at the toy store: a ball that can bounce the highest in the world. However, it costs a mountain of money. Our protagonist will scour every corner of the house and garden in search of coins and do any chores just to get money for the jumping ball. Will she get her treasure? What will happen when the ball actually bounces all the way to the sky?

director: Rory Lowe, DC Barclay
screenplay: DC Barclay
cinematography: Jamie Dempster
music: The Machismo’s
cast: Mila Mei Lowe, Ali Hagger, DC Barclay
producer: Rory Lowe, Will Adams
production: Once Were Farmers
sales: Rory Lowe
colouration: colour