Youth films for grown ups

During Night of the Lion we'll show the most beautiful children's films, also very suitable for adults.

From 21 to 24 October we will give grown up filmfreaks the chance to see impressive films of the Cinekid Festival during the Night of the Lion. Because youth films are not only fun for children!

All of these films are shown at the Machinegebouw at the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam. Every screening starts at 19.30. Our online ticket sale starts on 3 October.

You can watch the following titles:

A Colony

Geneviève Dulude-De Celles, Canada
Monday 21 October - 19.30

'There are five ways to heal. You can talk, laugh, sweat, cry and scream', says a neighbour to 12-year-old Mylia. But she’s not sure what to do. Life is hard enough at a new school, with uncomfortable parties and boys that want to fumble around. She only dares to open up to her rebellious classmate Jimmy. Touching film about teenage troubles.

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Running to the sky 

Mirlan Abdykalykov, Kyrgyzstan
Tuesday 22 October - 19.30

In a beautiful mountain village in Kyrgyzstan, there is no faster runner than 12-year-old Jekshen. But that doesn’t make life easy. He is worried about his divorced father but continues to believe in him. A touching and optimistic tale about the love between a father and son, and about running towards a better life.

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The Bear's Famous Invasion of Sicily

Lorenzo Mattotti, France, Italy
Wednesday 23 October - 19.30

Bold and adventurous animated fable about a group of bears that travels to the world of the humans to find their king’s kidnapped son. They find the city quite to their taste, but when they begin to adopt the bad habits of mankind, things go wrong. With beautifully animated spirits, a wizard and a giant sea serpent.

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Lane 4

Emiliano Cunha, Brazil
Thursday 24 October - 19.30

Amanda feels strong and fast in the swimming pool, and underwater she can dream away. She is less at ease in the real world, certainly since her body has started changing and her friend outdoes her in the pool, and also where boys are concerned. Intimate and captivating, but with unexpected shock twists as in a horror movie.

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