The Athens International Children’s Film Festival chose a single key word to resound across this season’s Park Your Cinema Kids — Music!
We invite young viewers and their families to sing, dance and move to the beat of joy, adventure and friendship, with a series of all-time favorite films that exalt music in every possible way. From Sing, with the talented animal-singers who follow their dream, to the Lion King remake featuring the much loved “Hakuna Matata,” this year’s range of options offers a fun getaway from the day-to-day, as well as valuable takeaways for all ages, conveyed through melodious stories that promote free expression, understanding and perseverance to achieve any goal.
For who’s to say that the Great Lawn of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center isn’t also a dance floor?
“Never give up on your dreams.” With this phrase, the animated film “Ballerina” (titled “Leap!” in the United States) gives an uplifting boost (literally and metaphorically) to children's every little fantasy, powered by dance. In 1879 France, Félicie is a poor orphan girl with a great passion: dance. Together with her best friend Victor, who aspires to become a great inventor, they come up with an incredible plan to run away from the orphanage in Brittany and get to Paris in order to pursue their dreams.
Directed by: Eric Summer, Eric Warin
Screenplay by: Eric Summer
Voice Cast: Elle Fanning, Dane DeHaan
The film will be screened dubbed in Greek, featuring the voices of: Stephanie Filiadi, Foivos Rimenas, et al.
Saturday 30/07 | 21.00
Viewers are advised to bring mosquito-repellent, as well as a throw or blanket to spread on the ground.
Park your cinema and Park your cinema Kids series are free and open to all, thanks to an exclusive grant by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.