Thursday, 14 May 2009

Don't try this at home! | SFF 2009

The Sydney Film Festival this morning announced its line up for this years festival.  I think the highlight of the kids films this year will be The Fox and the Child (Le Renard et L'efant), directed by Luc Jacquet  (March of the Penguins).   I would have liked to see more live action films for kids -  I am having an animation overload at the moment.  Take the family to see one or all films  and support children's cinema within the festival. 

Dir Henry Selick | USA | 100 minutes | 3D Animation  | Australian Premiere

Based on the on the book by Neil Gamain, Coraline is the first stop motion film shot in stereoscopic 3D. The unique visual journey follows the fearless Coraline as she discovers a parallel universe behind a secret door.

Teri Hatcher, who plays Coraline's mother,  will be a special guest of the Premiere on Wednesday 10 June.

Official website:
Suitable for ages:  8 and over
Wednesday 10 June 6.30pm | Greater Union
Saturday 13 June 12.00pm | Greater Union

The Fox and the Child | Le Renard et L'efant
Dir: Luc Jacquet | France | 96 minutes | Australian Premiere

Kate Winslet narrates this story of a red headed girl and her friendship with a fox.

Suitable for ages 7 and up
Sunday 7 June 12.15pm Greater Union
Sunday 14 June 12.30pm Greater Union

Sunshine Barry and the Disco Worms
Dir: Thomas Borch Nielson | Denmark | 78 minutes | Australian Premiere

A fun loving animation packed with wriggling worms, creepy bugs and wicked disco beats 

Suitable for ages 6 and up
Monday 8 June 12.00pm
Saturday 13 June 2.45pm

Screening with 
Little Dinosaurs 
Dir: Dana Dorian | Scotland | 2 mins

Brendan and the Secret of the Kells
Dir: Tomm Moore, Norma Twomey | Ireland | 75 mins | Australian Premiere

Adventure, action and danger await 12 year old Brendan who must fight Vikings and and a serprent god to find a crystal and complete the legendary Book of Kells.
Official website:  

Suitable for ages 6 and up
Saturday 6 June 12.30pm | Greater Union
Sunday 14 June 2.35pm | Greater Union

Ticket prices: Adults $17.00 Children $7.50
To view the entire program visit the Festivals official website

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