86 Brilliant films from 32 Countries
To celebrate the world cultures, a first-of-its-kind Children’s Film Festival was arranged in the capital city that was an absolute treat for the kids, and film buffs. For children, the festivity was a doorway to the magical world of films that sprinkled little magic, heroism, laughter, honesty that our lives are lacking. The films filled them with hope that things will get better, good can vanquish evil and inspired kids to make all their dreams, however scary, a reality.
‘Lost and Found’, (British film) winner of BAFTA Children’s Award is a magical tale of loneliness and friendship. ‘Papa’s Tango’ (Netherlands film), story of Hannah, for whom dancing and her father are two things that belong together.
‘Mustafa’s Sweet Dreams’ (Turkish award-winning film), was about 16-year-old Mustafa, who dreams of becoming baklava (Turkish dessert) master. ‘Varmints’, an animated film, is on a small creature whose selfless acts of love plant the seeds of change that will ultimately prove the salvation of his world but at what cost to himself. ‘Copia A’, an Argentinean film, tells the adventures and misfortunes of Demdoco, a projectionist, who discovers by chance a one-of-a-kind way to get pleasure; however, abusing it leads to risky consequences.
‘The Pirate Ship’, a Spanish film, was about a boy whose parents are separated and he has asked his father for a pirate ship for Christmas. Some other award-winning films included ‘Soul Boy’ (German film), ‘Bread’ (Turkish film) and ‘Left-brained Larry And Right-brained Rachel’ (Danish film), ‘Madagascar, a Journey Diary’ (French film), ‘Lighthearted Boy’ (Italian film). ‘Shikashika’, a United States film, is a rhythmic portrait documentary that reveals the process of making a colourful shave ice called Shikashika. ‘Something Left, Something Taken’ is an animated dark comedy about a vacationing couple’s encounter with a man they believe to be the Zodiac Killer. ‘The Market’, a United Kingdom film, explores people’s behaviour during ordinary, everyday shopping at market places.