Co-presented with Studieförbundet Bilda
Co-presented with Studieförbundet Bilda
Thirty years have passed since Ronja and Birk first let out their spring cries (shouts with the purpose of greeting springtime) in front of a Swedish theatre audience, but this is a film which still passes the test of time thanks to the delicate direction of beloved Swedish culture personality Tage Danielsson (1928-1985), the magnificent acting and the iconic music, not to mention the screenplay by Astrid Lindgren who also wrote the original book.
So join us to Matt’s forrest with it’s strange inhabitants and relive the classic medieval adventure with Ronja the robber’s daughter as the stubborn main character – this time on the big screen again!
Actors: Hanna Zetterberg, Dan Håfström, Börje Ahlstedt, Lena Nyman, Per Oscarsson, Allan Edwall
Gattu is a charming and entertaining film for slightly older children, as it is shown with subtitles, which follows a young orphan in an Indian village where kite running is the favorite sport of both children and adults. Nine year old Gattu also loves to play with his kite, even though he really should help his uncle make money. The mysterious black kite “Kali”, which seems impossible to defeat, gives Gattu a challenge that puts his creativity to a test. To have a chance of winning Gattu must get to the top of the school building, which is the highest in the village, but to succeed with that he must first sneak in and pass of as a pupil – a difficult task when you can’t read or write. After the film we offer an affordable Indian themed lunch!!
Iris is the first Finland-Swedish family film ever and takes the audience on a beautiful and imaginative journey to 1890’s Scandinavia. It’s focus is on Iris, a precocious girl who has been raised in a wealthy home by her artist mother, successful under a male pseudonym, but without any substantial contact with other children. Instead Iris has been playing alone, daydreaming, painting and enjoyed the role as all adults’ pet.
This changes when her mum has to travel to Paris alone to attend an important exhibition and Iris is sent to live with her uncle who lives on a small rural island in the Åland archipelago. The new life is completely different and for the first time she gets to experience the company of other children – her vivid imagination also grows wilder as it meets with nature. After the screening a delicacy typical for Åland will be served with jam and whipped cream!
Actors: Agnes Koskinen
Amazonia, a stunning jungle adventure documentary for the whole family, sets a milestone in the history of this festival as the first film to be screened in 3D. As a plane crashes in the Amazonian rain forest a small monkey named Saï, who has spent his entire life in captivity, finds himself the wilderness of the Brazliian jungle, which is inhabited by a large number of exotic beasts. In his natural environment Saï experiences joy and exitment, dangers and even love. We are proud to have the Nordic premiere of this film as a part of the P&L FF 2014 Children’s section lineup as it with great care to detali both entertains and educates its young audience and takes them into a new world of nature’s marvels – presented in the most beautiful way and tastefully enhanced with the 3D effects. The screening is followed by an exotic party for all little monkeys!
Pettson and Findus, a sweet Live-Action Animated film based on the illustrated children’s book by Sven Nordqvist is about a little talking cat, chased by a hunter, saved by warm hearted lady (Marianne Sägebrecht from ‘Bagdad Café’) and given to a lonely grandfather who has a hard time to communicate with his chickens. P&LFF 2014 specially set this film as our Kid’s section’s opening film as Ima Nilsson, who does little Findus Swedish voice, will join us to present the film and we will obviously host a Pancake Cake party after the film for all the kids celebrating our free admission Kid’s Films program.
Actors: Ima Nilsson (voice)