From the Countryside to the City

An elephant sets up an empty gym in ATHLETICUS: Gardien de gymnase and dreams of being a champion. A girl wants to be an astronaut: it will take time, commitment and even One Small Step. Through Things You Can Do With Extendable Arms you will discover a new world at your fingertips. Later this session you’ll meet Tom, who spends summer break in Blieschow, and Violette, an orphan girl who is forced to stay with her uncle who lives and works at the Palace of Versailles. My life in Versailles shows how with time and love it is possible to find new bonds of affection to overcome life’s losses.

This session was programmed by students of the 5th grade of the 2nd Cycle of Carolina Michaelis School, as part of the educational activity “I Program a Film Festival” in partnership with the Rivoli Theater Parallel Program.

Students from “I Program a Film Festival” attend this session.

This session is only part of the Schools program, so there are no tickets for sale.


ATHLETICUS: Gardien de gymnase / Guardas do Ginásio, Nicolas Deveaux, França, anim., 2019, 2’ (Image above)
An elephant is tidying up an empty gym. He secretly dreams to be a basketball champion.

One Small Step / Um Pequeno Passo, Andrew Chesworth/Bobby Pontillas, EUA, anim., 2018, 7’

What does it take to achieve your dreams? An ambitious young girl endeavors to realize her aspiration of becoming an astronaut with the support of her humble father.

Things You Can Do With Extendable Arms / Coisas que Podemos Fazer com Braços Extensíveis, Luca Paulli, Reino Unido/Itália, anim., 2018, 2’

What would you do if a pill gave you extendable arms? A whole new world within reach.

Blieschow / Férias de Verão, Christoph Sarow, Alemanha, anim., 2019, 10’

Vast plains, colorful sceneries, a red dog, that seems to reach into the sky. This is how Tom experiences summer in Blieschow, his grandfather’s farm. He feels overwhelmed by the exuberance of nature and finds himself in a constant competition with his cousin, who is seemingly better at everything.

My Life in Versailles / A minha vida em Versalhes, Clémence Madeleine Perdrillat, França, anim., 2019, 28’

Violette is an eight-year-old Parisian girl who is passionate about ancient Egypt, chocolate mousse and her best friend from kindergarten, Malcolm. One evening in November, Violette loses her parents. From now on, Violette will live with her uncle Régis, who works at the Palace of Versailles. Then begins a difficult cohabitation because Violette wants to return home and she runs away often… In the hustle and bustle of the Sun King’s castle, the stubborn little girl and the big bear tame each other, and live together in mourning.