Providence Children's Film Festival

Cinema Ooh la la! (French Shorts Reel)

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13 films in package
CHANSON D'AUTOMNE (Paul Verlaine)
Chanson d'automne is one of a series of animated shorts that are inspired by the poems of Paul Verlaine. Young filmmakers who have just graduated from French animation schools interpret Verlaine's poems in film. PCFF is showing three of these films this year.
Wednesday (Mercredi)
Iris and Leo are waiting for their school bus, just like any other day. This morning, however, it does not arrive. Facing no rules but their own, the two eight-year-olds embark on an urban adventure, one they shall never forget, roaming the streets of Montreal.
Dolium Péplum
Recreating battle is one of the oldest games children play. In this short film from France, a vineyard is the setting for two epic forces to fight to the bitter end. (A little irony for U.S. viewers with the red vs. blue costumes.) A super creative short film with make-it-yourself costumes, weapons and battle accouterments, you will sense the influences of classic battles depicted from Braveheart, Henry V, Kurosawa films and even a little Monty Python.
The Jellyfish (La Meduse)
In an ocean infested by plastic, a little being leaves his reef and goes on an adventure on a jellyfish...
The Natural Order of Things (L'ordre des choses)
An unintelligent insect, at the lower level of the food chain, survives its position as prey in the forest. But suddenly, the established order is overthrown. The insect provokes a sequence of accidents that build upon the other.
Worms of Earth (Terre de vers)
Naked, slimy and rampant bros; No legs, no teeth, and no toes; We dig with no mischief, your burden we relief; We’re at your service, there is no artifice; The Earthworm team is here, as tight as musketeers. The lyrics say it all!
Lupin
A young wolf ventures out of his burrow for the first time, while his mother is busy hunting. Lost and frightened, he finds shelter in a garden. Jeanne, Gaston and Louis, the hunters' children, find him and decide to bring him back to his home in the woods.
CONQUISTADOR (Paul Verlaine)
Conquistador is one of a series of animated films that are inspired by the poems of Paul Verlaine. Young filmmakers that have just graduated from French animation schools interpret the poems into their visions on film. PCFF is showing three of them this year.
The Faithful Fish (Le poisson fidèle)
What would you do with a sculpin (a non-edible fish) that keeps biting on to your hook? Three children on vacation near a lake in Maine try and try and try to catch another fish.
PROMENADE SENTIMENTALE (Paul Verlaine)
Promenade Sentimentale is one of a series of animated films that are inspired by the poems of Paul Verlaine. Young filmmakers that have just graduated from French animation schools interpret the poems into their visions on "film". PCFF is showing three this year.
À La Mode
In a kingdom tormented by fashion crazes, a queen and her court must always keep up with the new trend. If not, an abominable monster will consume them: the Ridicule. But with the arrival of a disarmingly natural cowboy, this nation of fashion victims laughs, and a simple question arises: what if the Ridicule isn’t what we think?
Athleticus: One Rink for Two
Flamingoes are rehearsing their figure skating number when the ice rink is invaded by a troop of elephant hockey players. The winner of this power play will find their time on the ice trunk-ated! (Ouch!)
Vanille
Vanille, a young Parisian girl recently arrived in Guadeloupe, dives in an adventure tinged with mystery, meeting picturesque characters and a magic flower. These are holidays that promise to be rich in twists and turns! PCFF's first film ever from Guadeloupe! And it's soooo good!
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France was the number two country from which we received submissions this year. (U.S. was #1, can you guess #3? The answer is at the end of the film synopsis!) With so many good ones to choose from we NEEDED to have a French film reel this year. The language is common between them but the styles run the gamut. Some highlights include two eight-year-olds who decide to embark on their own Montreal adventure, earthworms singing about their role in what could be your backyard, and a kingdom where "fashion rules the day"...until Ridicule arrives!


Running time: 103 mins

In French w/English subtitles

Recommended for Ages 8+

Parental Guidance: Recommended age is based on reading subtitles.

(Answer to #3 country to submit films this year, Iran!)


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Chanson d'automne is one of a series of animated shorts that are inspired by the poems of Paul Verlaine. Young filmmakers who have just graduated from French animation schools interpret Verlaine's poems in film. PCFF is showing three of these films this year.

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    3 minutes
  • Language
    French w/English subtitles
  • Country
    France
  • Director
    Jean-Baptiste Marchand
  • Producer
    Delphine Maury
  • Editor
    Thomas Grandremy
  • Animator
    L'encroyable Studio
  • Production Design
    Marine Blin
  • Composer
    Frédéric Marchand, Pablo Pico
  • Music
    Frédéric Marchand, Pablo Pico