Filmy treat for kids from today

Filmy treat for kids from today

 In the run up to the New Year, elders had their annual date with world of cinema with Biffes. Now, it is young adults’ turn as five days of fun-filled, educative, and entertaining filmi fiesta beckons them.

Ninth edition of Children’s India International Children’s Film Festival, with bouquet of 200 films, from 44 countries, will be flagged off at Jnana Jyothi Auditorium on Monday with a film from Netherlands ‘Mike Says Goodbye,’ a comic, light-hearted, socially moving film.
Children can enjoy the adventures of a plucky mouse trying to save his dear life from a fox, an owl and a snake in the animated short ‘The Gruffalo.’

They can learn about Shida, afflicted with albinism, coming to terms with his abnormality, at a private boarding school in ‘White Black Boy.’ They can also join Koko, his friends Tomo and Marijana and solve an intriguing case in ‘The Mysterious Boy.’

‘Day of the Crows’ will throw light on Courge, whose only contact are ghosts in the forest and how he learns the ways of society when he meets Manon.

The young ones will be able to follow brother and sister as they make that road trip to meet their 75-year-old lonely and ailing granny on learning she wishes to see them in ‘Barefoot to Goa,’ and learn why Anandi, prefers her grandparents in the picturesque Konkan village than flying to US with her parent.

‘The Colors of the Mountain’ will tell the tiny tots how Manuel and his friends Julian and Poca Luz land in deep trouble when, while playing, Manuel’s football rolls into a minefield.
The festival promises several such celluloid beauties.

Feature films are at Bal Bhavan (9 am to 5.30 pm), Navarang (8.30 am and 10 am), Madhavan Park (6 pm and 9 pm).

Short films are on at Boulevard Rangoli (10 am to 7 pm) and Badami House (9.30 am to 4 pm).

For more details log on to www.childrensindia.org or call 41324898/41224477 or Festival Director N R Nanjunde Gowda (M): 9448086161

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