Spring Break Movies at the NFB
March 1 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until March 2, 2023
As part of the Montreal International Children’s Film Festival, families are invitced to a film program during the Spring Break.
French: 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
English: 3 p.m.
Each showing lasts approximately 40 minutes.
Melting – In this animated short, the disappearance of Arctic ice prompts a polar bear to try his luck and look for work in the city. But integrating into the human world is not easy and the bear manages to find a more original solution to his problem.
The Bear Version – In this animated short, a smug colonial explorer disembarks from a sailboat and plants a flag in the ice of the Nunavut. Arctic, under the astonished eye of an Inuit hunter. The explorer plants a second flag, then a third and yet another, while the hunter, obviously unimpressed by the “discovery” of this territory, calmly resumes his occupations. In this charming and humorous recreation of the first contact between Inuit and Europeans, Jonathan Wright tells us the story of a hunter filled with common sense and the explorer without resources to whom he outdoes the pawn.
Isabelle au bois dormant – Animation drawn in Indian ink, featuring a tale by Perrault in the crazy and playful world of Claude Cloutier. The film tells the story of a princess who is the victim of a violent attack of narcolepsy and is bedridden. The king mobilizes his subjects to awaken Beauty, and all respond to the call. But is a kiss really enough to wake up a princess?
Spring – Driven by a visceral need for fulfilment, a young girl dreams of leaving the family nest. Fine lines and fluid transitions mark Un Printemps, the first delicately crafted work by Keyu Chen.
Asthma Tech – Semi-autobiographical animated work by Jonathan Ng about the ordeals of a young boy with asthma. With a lot of fantasy, Asthma Tech tells the story of Winston who, thanks to his talent as an artist and a strong imagination, overcomes his handicap which prevents him from indulging with his friends in the games and activities of his age.
Betes de famille – This animated short depicts a neurotic mother-daughter relationship inspired in the filmmaker by the unorthodox upbringing she received from her mother, a single parent, also foster parent and dog breeder. Driven by an overflowing energy and filled with self-mockery, the film reminds us that, although we are adults (or on the way to becoming one), we still need the love and support of a parent.
The Cat Colla – Humorous animated short based on a folk song. Here is the story of an old gentleman who will not be able to get rid of a little yellow cat. He will always come home, despite his DESPERATE efforts to dissuade him!