The 10th edition of the International Film Festival for Children KINOdiseea is due on Bucharest November 8-13, with nine movies racing for the festival’s trophy.
The nine films for children will be seen for the first time in Romania, along with five short films for various age categories and next to the only Romanian film for children made in the past years.
The movies will be screened at Eforie Cinema, Gloria Cinema and Pro Cinema, but also at “Grigore Antipa” National Natural History Museum.
The opening gala will take place on November 8, at 7 p.m. at Pro Cinema with the preview of the animation “White Fang” directed by Alexandre Espigares, which is considered the most loyal adaptation of Jack London’s book.
“The Breadwinner / Parvana)” (Ireland, Canada, Luxembourg co-production, 2018, direction Nora Twomey, executive producer Angelina Jolie) is another most-expected animation, which is nominated to Oscars this year.
“The Breadwinner” tells the amazing story of an Afghan girl, 11-year-old Parvana, born in a world of war and oppression, who disguises herself as a boy to support her family.
Awarded at Berlin Film Festival this year, “Supa Modo” is an extraordinary Kenya-Germany co-production. Jo, a nine-year-old girl whose dream of becoming a superhero is threatened by terminal illness, inspiring her village to rally together to make her dream come true.
“The Falcons” (Iceland, direction Bragi Thor Hinriksson) will be screened in the presence of the director himself, who is one of the most beloved Icelander filmmakers for the young audience. Every year, on a large island just outside of Iceland, there is a huge football tournament for kids. Ten-year-old Jón and his team go to compete, but he will have to grow up faster than expected, both on and off the pitch.
Outside the competition, the Romanian film for children “The Guardians” (directed by Liviu Mărghidan) will have a special screening, followed by a meeting with the film crew that worked at the first Romanian feature film with and about children after 1989.
The movie that will close the 10th edition of KINOdiseea is the beloved animation “Anastasia”, directed by Gary Goldman and Don Bluth, one of the most important directors of independent animations in the world. The film has been nominated to Oscars twice in 1997 and tells the story of princess Anastacia Romanov, one of the saddest mysteries of the 20th century. The awarding ceremony gala is scheduled on November 13, at 7 p.m. at Eforie Cinema.
The festival will also have workshops for the little ones, free of charge, where kids will be introduced in the secrets of acting and film directing, virtual reality and film production. (acrobatics workshop with Nadia Buduruși, frame-by-frame animation workshop with director Vera Surățel, settings workshop with Kinder Express, scenic design workshop with Adeline Bădescu, magic workshop with Magitot and Set Designer animation by eematico -special effects, green screen).
KINOdiseea is organized by Metropolis Cultural Association. The Romanian Journal is supporting the festival as media partner.
The video clip of the festival can be seen here.