Auckland Art Gallery, in partnership with Alliance Française Auckland, is pleased to offer you free animated short film screenings, for children and adults, over the September school holiday period.
The animated short films are from the international event – La fête du cinéma d'animation (the festival of animated film) and come to us from the partnership between the Institut Français and the large animation festival Festival d'Annecy.
All films are free and feature English subtitles where required. Total runtime 71 mins
Mademoiselle Kiki et les Montparnos / Kiki of Montparnasse
Kiki de Montparnasse was a model for major avant-garde painters of the early 20th century who went on to become a painter, a press cartoonist, a writer and a cabaret singer.
Directed by Amélie Harrault, 2012, 14 mins
Lettres de femmes / Women’s Letters
Every day on the front of the Great War, nurse Simon repairs broken soldiers with love letters from women. Their words have the power to heal the paper soldiers.
Augusto Zanovello, 2013, 10 mins
El canto / The song
A woman is forced by her husband to be silent forever. But when she listens to nature she finds her own song and hopes for a new life.
Directed by Inès Sedan, 2013. 9 mins
Premier automne / 1st Autumn
Abel lives in winter. Apolline lives in the summer. Isolated in their 'natures', they never meet. Both will have to learn compromise for the well-being of the other.
Directed by Aude Danset and Carlos de Carvalho, 2012. 10 mins
Le Sens du toucher / The Sense of Touch
Chloe and Louis are secretly in love with each other. Their gestures replace words. When they dance, each word is choreography. One evening, Louis invites Chloe for dinner, she brings some lost kittens. Allergic to cats, Louis has trouble relaxing.
Directed by Jean-Charles Mbotti Malolo, 2014. 14 mins
Colours and motion drive you deep into the grooves of these vinyls.
Directed by Bastien Dupriez, 2014. 5 mins
A corny love story.
Directed by Alexis Magaud, Soline Bejuy, Maël Berreur, Géraldine Gaston, Flora Andrivon, 2014. 5 mins
- Auditorium, lower ground level