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SAT 7 13:00 CINÉ LUMIÈRE SUN 15 12:45 N FT2 Dir Nicole van Kilsdonk . Prod Eva Eisenloeffel, Fleur Winters, Leontine Petit, Joost de Vries. Scr Maureen Versprille, Nicole van Kilsdonk. With Celeste Holsheimer, Matsen Montsma, Teun Kuilboer. Netherlands-Belgium- Croatia 2016. 85min. Prod Co Lemming Film 98 FAMILY SAT 14 SUN 15 12:45 NFT2 18:10 PCC In an unspecified country, the ‘ones’ and the ‘others’ are at war and 10-year-old Toda soon finds herself caught up in this senseless conflict. Toda has an idyllic childhood, which is often spent baking with her pastry chef father. When he is called up by the army, she goes to stay with her grandmother. But it soon becomes too dangerous for her to remain in that area and plans are made to smuggle her over the border, to where her estranged mother lives. Although the film tackles issues of displacement, becoming a refugee and the futility of conflict, The Day My Father Became a Bush explores these themes in a remarkably refreshing and upbeat way. By ensuring that the film is as humorous as it is moving, Nicole van Kilsdonk has created a compelling and relevant drama with an important universal message. With English subtitles. Suitable for ages 8+. Justin Johnson Subtitled in English. An actor will read out the subtitles via headphones for younger audiences. SAT 7 MON 9 15:30 SO HO 13:3 0 NF T3 Dir Aaron Kopp, Amanda Kopp. Prod Amanda Kopp, Aaron Kopp, Daniel Junge, Davis Coombe, Sakheni Dlamini. With Gcina Mhlophe. Swaziland-USA-Qatar 2017. 77min. Sales Preferred Content Dir-Scr Michel Ocelot. Prod Christophe Rossignon, Philip Boëffard. With Yves Barsacq, Marine Griset, Julien Beramis. France 2016. 56min. Prod Co Nord Ouest Films Winner of the top prize at this year’s Annecy Animation Film Festival, Lu Over the Wall brings humans and merfolk together with surprising outcomes. Kai lives in a small fishing town with his superstitious grandfather. The old man warns him of the dangers of the merfolk, who he believes will cause them harm. When confronted by bullies, Kai is helped by Lu, a fun-loving mermaid who loves music but is vulnerable to sunlight. With a local seafood company posing a threat to the town and a number of its inhabitants hostile towards the mer people, Lu, Kai and his friends must club together to ensure both communities survive. This funky, upbeat tale is full of energy and features cute merdogs, musical mermaids and a giant humanoid shark. Despite the inevitable comparison with Ghibli’s Ponyo, Lu Over the Wall has its own unique style and features a really cool soundtrack. Suitable for ages 10+. With English subtitles. Justin Johnson Dir Masa aki Yuasa. Prod Koji Yamamoto, Yuka O kayas u, Junnosuke Ito. Scr Reiko Yoshida, Masaaki Yuasa. Japan 2017. 112m in. UK Distribution Anime Limited Affecting and uplifting, this beautiful documentary and animated fiction hybrid tells the story of a young girl as imagined by a group of orphaned Swazi children. Executive produced by Thandie Newton and animated by artist Shofela Coker, five children from a self-sustaining agricultural orphanage in Swaziland, create a story under the guidance of South African children’s author Gcina Mhlophe. In this tale-within-a-tale, the orphans invent a character drawn from their own experience. Their character, Liyana, is a brave and strong girl who lives in a thatched hut with her mother, father and two brothers. Their story never shies away from pain and loss – her father often comes home drunk and is unfaithful to her mother. The tragedy is that he contracts HIV, passing it on to Liyana’s mother. True to their own lives, resilience is key to the narrative the children tell – a fairytale imbued with tenderness and courage. Suitable for ages 10+. With English subtitles. Keith Shiri The master of French contemporary animation, Michel Ocelot brings four fairy tales to life using his sophisticated signature silhouette style. In ‘The Mistress of Monsters’, a girl squares up to the creatures that keep her society in fear. ‘The Sorcerer’s Pupil’ features a smart Persian boy who becomes an apprentice to a powerful magician with a sinister ulterior motive for hiring him. ‘The Ships Boy and His Cat’ follows a boy bonded to a pirate ship who finds his opportunity to trump its cruel captain when they stop in India. Finally, ‘Ivan Tsarevitch and the Changing Princess’ depicts a frantic journey through a kingdom to try and save the life of the Tsar. Continuing on from his Family Gala treat, Tales of the Night (LFF2011), Ocelot presents yet more wonderfully exquisite stories. They possess an intoxicating, enchanting sensibility, replete with sharp dialogue and a dry sense of humour. Suitable for ages 8+. With English subtitles. Justin Johnson + CATHERINE Dir Britt Raes. Belgium 2016. 12min Catherine doesn’t have a great track record when it comes to her pets; hopefully Kitty will be okay. LU OVER THE WALL YOAKE TSUGERU LU NO UTA LIYANA IVAN TSAREVITCH AND THE CHANGING PRINCESS THE DAY MY FATHER BECAME A BUSH TOEN MIJN VADER EEN STRUIK WERD IVAN TSAREVITCH ET LA PRINCESSE CHANGEANTE Support Film Forever bfi.org.uk/join


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