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?
Ooops! Noah Is Gone... (2015)
Dave and his son Finny belong to a strange species called Nestrian, a clumsy, silly-looking animal who seemingly does absolutely nothing at all — to the extent that they are not allowed to board Noah’s Ark. Aided by two carnivorous Grymps, Hazel and her daughter Leah, they manage to sneak on the Ark as stowaways after all. But when the Ark sails off, Dave and Hazel realize that Finny and Leah have been left behind . The paradoxical duo of children has to face up to various hardships and troubles, from the rising waters to other animals who have it in for them. Meanwhile, their parents on the Ark are doing everything they can to go back and save them. An adventure full of plot twists and eccentric little creatures, that dares to imagine a whole new world: the one that existed before us.
Directed by: Toby Genkel, Sean McCormack
Screenplay by: Mark Hodkinson, Richie Conroy, Toby Genkel
The film will be screened dubbed in Greek.
Saturday 20/08 | 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.