Museum showcases francophone films for kids

The Cinémathèque québécoise will be screening several kid-friendly movies including Tim Burton's Numéro 9

Throughout the month of February, the Cinémathèque québécoise will be screening family-friendly French flicks on Sundays at 2:30 p.m.

Showing on Feb. 5, La Prophétie des grenouilles is an animated take on the Biblical tale of Noah’s Ark: humans and animals must find a way to survive a disastrous flood that has stricken the Earth.

Returning to the lineup again this year is director Jacques Demy’s 1971 classic Peau d’âne on Feb. 12. Based on a 17th-century fairytale, this live-action film tells the story of a beautiful young princess condemned to an arranged marriage. With the help of a fairy godmother, she disguises herself and devises a plan to escape her fate.

From the mind of Tim Burton comes the animated film Numéro 9 that will be screened on Feb. 19. In the not-so-distant future, a grave war has broken out between mankind and machines. A scientist is forced by a maniacal dictator to create a machine capable of great harm. Reluctant to help him, he rebels and creates nine tiny robotic creatures in the hope of saving the world. Originally released in English, the film will be shown in French.

Tickets cost $10 for adults and $9 for kids between the ages of 4 and 16. The theatre is also offering special family prices: for a family of three, admission costs $20 and $25 for a family of four. Tickets can be purchased online or directly at the box office. The films will be shown in the main projection room, formerly the Claude Jutras room.

The Cinémathèque québécoise has been celebrating moving pictures and the Francophone film industry for more than five decades. The museum is located at 335 de Maisonneuve Blvd. E.

For more information, call 514-842-9763 or view the full schedule at

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