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May 24 - June 10, 2019

Children's International Film Festival


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Minuscule: Mandibles from Far Away

“A gorgeous, completely dialogue-less movie that's suspenseful, easy to follow and a real pleasure to watch.” — The Hollywood Reporter

“Ladybug, ladybug, fly away home…” the rhyme goes, but try heeding that when you’re a half a centimetre long and home is 6,000 kilometres away! When accidentally boxed into a chestnut shipment, a little ladybug is inadvertently shipped to a Caribbean island. Its parents embark on an odyssey to find it while, on the island, beachfront developers are threatening native habitats. Along with some help from an old pal who comes sailing to the rescue, this crew of colourful teensy heroes develops an elaborate plan to save a precious patch of rainforest.

A wild ride ensues—it’s a bug-eyed ecological view made more eye-popping as a live-action animation hybrid shot in lush Guadeloupe.

Join us for face-painting, spot prizes and a bugload of fun before these select screenings of this extraordinary animation:

Sat 25 May, 4pm Classic Cinemas, Elsternwick (face-painting from 3pm)
Sun 26 May, 4pm Lido Cinemas, Hawthorn (face-painting from 3pm)
Sun 2 June, 4pm Ritz Cinema, Randwick (face-painting from 3pm)
Sun 9 June, 12pm Cameo Cinemas, Belgrave (face-painting from 11am)

  • Recommended Age

    All ages films

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  • Runtime

    90 mins

  • Director

    Thomas Szabo & Hélène Giraud

  • Language

    No Dialogue

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