Germany/ 2014/ 82’
Director: Veit Helmer
Scr.: Veit Helmer, Hans-Ullrich Krause
Cinematographer: Felix Leiberg
Cast: Benno Fürmann, Fritzi Haberland, Alexander Scheer,Rolf Zacher
STORY: Bollersdorf is average. Its citizens take great pride in being average and go to great lengths to remain average. The children of Bollersdorf have had a bellyful of average and with the help of their pet coati they set about freeing their grandparents from the local old folks’ home. A hilarious caper ensues to create a new world record to put Bollersdorf on the map and make it a centre of technology.
MY LIFE AS A COURGETTE
France/ Switzerland/ 2016/ Animation/ 66’
Cinematographer: David Toutevoix
Cast: Gaspard Schlatter, Sixtine Murat, Paulin Jaccoud
STORY: Courgette is an intriguing nickname for a 9-year-old boy. Although his unique story is surprisinglyuniversal. After his mother’s sudden death, Courgette is befriended by a kind police officer, Raymond, whoaccompanies Courgette to his new foster home filled with other orphans his age. Courgette struggles at firstto find his place in this strange, at times hostile, environment. Yet with Raymond’s help and his newfoundfriends, Courgette eventually learns to trust, find true love and at last a new family of his own.
THE RED TURTLE
France/ Belgium/ Japan/ 2016/ Animation/ 80’
Director: Michael Dudok de Wit
Scr: Michael Dudok de Wit, Pascale Ferran
STORY: Through the story of a man shipwrecked on a tropical island inhabitated by turtles, crabs and birds, TheRed Turtlerecounts the milestones in the life of a human being.
BIG FRIENDLY GIANT
USA/ 2016/ 117’
Director: Steven Spielberg
Scr: Melissa Mathison, Roald Dahl
Cinematographer: Janusz Kaminski
Cast: Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton, Jemaine Clement, Rebecca Hall
STORY: A girl named Sophie encounters the Big Friendly Giant who, despite his intimidating appearance, turns out to be a kind-hearted soul who is considered an outcast by the other giants because, unlike them, he refuses to eat children.