6th FRENCH ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL

Serious family fun is on its way! Our FAFF returns for its sixth edition, featuring the crème de la crème of French animation. Embark on roller coaster ride of emotions with award-winning My Life as a Zucchini, take the leap with Ballerina, or dive into the fairytale world of Ivan Tsarévitch and the Changing Princess!

 

All tickets available here.

Ticketing Information | Screening at Alliance française Theatre, Level I

Regular screenings
S$11.00 (AF members) and S$13.00 (Non-members)

Cocktail reception + My Life as a Zucchini screening
Tickets : S$16.00 (AF members) and S$19.00 (non-members)

 FAFF Opening Night
Cocktail and screening in the presence of puppets director Gregory Beaussart

MA VIE DE COURGETTE
(My Life as a Zucchini)

Rating: PG13 – Some sexual references
In French with English subtitles
Switzerland, France, 2016, 66mins
Date: Friday, 19 May 2017 – 7 pm Cocktail  | 8 pm Screening 
Director: Claude Barras
Voices:  Michel Vuillermoz, Gaspard Schlatter, Sixtine Murat
Genre: Animation, Family
Synopsis: After his mother’s sudden death, Zucchini is befriended by a police officer,
Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster home, filled with other orphans his age. At first he struggles to find his place in this strange, at times hostile environment.
But with Raymond’s help and his newfound friends, Zucchini eventually learns to trust and love, as he searches for a new family of his own.

Special Screening: Opening night of the French Animation Film Festival: Following the screening, Gregory Beaussart, puppets director of the movie, will take part in a Q&A. A cocktail reception will take place at 7pm at La Galerie.

In partnership with

BALLERINA
(Leap)

Rating: PG
In English
Canada, France 2016, 89mins
Date: Saturday, 20 May 2017  – 4 pm
Directors: Eric Summer, Eric Warin
Voices: Elle Fanning, Dane DeHaan, Maddie Ziegler, Carly Rae Jepsen
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family
Synopsis: Félicie is a young Breton orphan with only one passion: dance. With her best friend Victor, who would like to become a great inventor, she puts together a nutty plan in order to escape from the orphanage and to head for Paris, the City of Lights with its Eiffel Tower now under construction. Félicie must fight like she’s never fought before to overcome and to learn from her mistakes in order to fulfil her most crazy dream: to become the prima ballerina at the Paris Opera…

In association with

AVRIL ET LE MONDE TRUQUÉ
(April and the twisted world)

Rating: PG
In French with English subtitles
France, Belgium, Canada, 2015, 103mins
Date: Saturday, 20 May 2017 – 7 pm
Director: Franck Ekinci, Christian Desmares
Voices: Marion Cotillard, Jean Rochefort, Olivier Gourmet
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Synopsis: During the Second French Empire, a scientist is mandated to develop an invulnerability serum to fight against the Prussians. However, after an incident in the lab, the course of History is changed. In 1941, France is still stuck in the 19th century and many scientists mysteriously disappear. At the same time, Avril, a teenage girl who lives with her cat Darwin, goes in search for her missing scientist parents.

In association with

LA JEUNE FILLE SANS MAINS
(The girl without hands)

 (Premiere)

Rating: M18 – Nudity

In French with English subtitles
France, 2016, 73mins
Date: Sunday, 21 May 2017  – 2 pm
Director: Sébastien Laudenbach
Voices: Anaïs Dumoustier, Jérémie Elkaïm, Philippe Laudenbach
Genre: Animation, Fantasy
Synopsis: A poor miller gets tricked by the Devil and accidentally sells his daughter for a bit of gold. But Satan can’t take her because she’s too pure and has wept on her hands. So Satan orders the miller to cut her hands off. It’s the beginning of the young girl’s journey towards freedom. This movie is an animated adaptation of the Grimm brother’s fairytale.

IVAN TSAREVITCH ET LA PRINCESSE CHANGEANTE

(Ivan Tsarévitch and the Changing Princess)

(Premiere)

Rating: G
In French with English subtitles
France 2016, 53mins
Date: Sunday, 21 May 2017  – 4 pm Snack | 4.30 pm Screening
Director: Michel Ocelot
Voices: Marine Griset, Julien Beramis, Michel Ocelot
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy
Synopsis: Every night, a girl, a boy and an old projectionist meet up in an abandoned movie theatre. Together, they imagine incredible stories, play dress-up games and dream they’re fairy tale heroes. They stretch their imagination and pose as princesses and explorers: “The Mistress of Monsters”, “The Wizard Student”, “The Sailor and his cat” and “Ivan Tsarévitch and the changing princess” are the 4 dreamy stories resulting from these whimsical games.ery. 

In partnership with

Tiong-Bahru-Bakery

LOUISE EN HIVER
(Louise by the shore)

 (Premiere)

Rating: PG – Brief nudity
In French with English subtitles
France, Canada 2016, 75mins
Date: Sunday, 21 May 2017  – 7 pm
Director: Jean-François Laguioniey
Voices: Dominique Frot, Diane Dassigny, Jean-François Laguionie
Genre: Animation
Synopsis: On the last day of summer, Louise, an old woman realizes that the last train has departed without her. She finds herself alone in a small seaside resort town, abandoned by everyone. The weather quickly turns for the worse followed by the seasonal tides. Fragile and coquettish, not nearly as well-prepared as a would be Robinson Crusoe, Louise isn’t likely to make it through the winter…