Festival Ciné Junior : Édition 2020



Ralf Kukula and Mathias Bruhn / animation / Germany / 2019 / 1h 26m / French soundtrack / 7-year-old

GDR, Summer 1989. No-one realises that the Berlin wall will soon fall.
12-year-old Fritzi is worried. She has been taking care of her friend’s dog, Sputnik, during the holidays. Now the holidays are over and her friend, Sophie, has not returned to Leipzig. When Fritzi finds out that Sophie’s family has fled to the FRG via Hungary, she decides to go reunite them...
This animated film coincides with the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and recreates the historic event through the eyes of a freedom and justice-loving child.

22.01.2020, 9h30 : Vincennes, Le Vincennes
23.01.2020, 9h30 : Créteil La Lucarne
23.01.2020, 10h : Vitry, 3 Cinés Robespierre
24.01.2020, 9h30 : Fontenay Le Kosmos
27.01.2020, 14h : Sucy Espace J-M. Poirier
28.01.2020, 9h30 : Choisy le Roi, Le Cinéma
28.01.2020, 9h30 : Orly Centre Culturel
28.01.2020, 10h : Maisons-Alfort, Théâtre C. Debussy
*29.01.2020, 14h : L’Haÿ-les-Roses, La Tournelle
30.01.2020, 14h : Vitry, 3 Cinés Robespierre
31.01.2020, 16h15 : Arcueil, Espace J. Vilar

Septieme Factory
Nancy Demeritens
nancy.demeritens (at) septiemefactory.com


Lina Wang / fiction / China / 2018 / 1h 26m / Original soundtrack with French subtitles / 8-year-old
In the heart of northwest China, surrounded by cotton fields and desert, is the Uyghur village where Isa lives. Isa must accept her mother’s illness and her friends’ leaving to attend a new school.
This film offers a sensitive look at the Chinese Muslim minority, who struggle to conform to the Chinese education system. It was awarded the Grand Prix of the Generation Kplus section at the 2019 Berlinale.

27.01.2020, 14h15 : Champigny, Studio 66
28.01.2020, 14h : Créteil, La Lucarne
28.01.2020, 14h : Fontenay, Le Kosmos
28.01.2020, 14h30 : Orly, Centre culturel
29.01.2020, 9h30 : Vincennes, Le Vincennes
31.01.2020, 14h : Vitry, 3 Cinés Robespierre
31.01.2020, 14h30 : Arcueil, Espace J. Vilar
*01.02.2020, 14h30 : Villiers, Le Casino
03.02.2020, 14h : Sucy en Brie, Espace J-M. Poirier
04.02.2020, 9h30 : Créteil, La Lucarne


Flash Forward Entertainment
Susan Lee
whatzupsusanwork (at) gmail.com


Imogen Thomas / fiction / Australia / 2018 / 1h 35m / Original soundtrack with French subtitles / 9-year-old
Gem, a nine-year-old girl, copes with the grief caused by the death of her mother by secretly joining up with a wild emu, the mythical bird of her ancestors.
The director recounts with sensitivity and poetry the nostalgia of an indigenous girl and the resilience of her community after the death of her mother.

23.01.2020, 14h : Créteil, La Lucarne
23.01.2020, 14h : Fontenay, Le Kosmos
23.01.2020, 14h15 : Champigny, Studio 66
24.01.2020, 9h30 : Le Perreux, Centre des Bords de Marne
28.01.2020, 10h : Vitry, 3 Cinés Robespierre
30.01.2020, 9h30 : Arcueil, Espace J. Vilar
30.01.2020, 9h30 : Nogent, Royal Palace
30.01.2020, 14h : Choisy, Le Cinéma
04.02.2020, 9h15 : Sucy, Espace J.-M. Poirier

Oration Films
victorevatt at bigpond.com


Sarah Gavron / fiction / England / 2019 / 1h 33m / Original soundtrack with French subtitles / 12-year-old
Rocks, 15, lives in London with her mother and little brother. When their mother vanishes overnight, they have to start a new life with the help of Rock’s best friends. She will do anything to evade the social services.
This feature film, presented at several international festivals, evokes the heart-breaking story of adolescent girls struggling for survival in London today.

23.01.2020, 9h30 : Fontenay, Le Kosmos
23.01.2020, 10h : Vitry, 3 Cinés Robespierre
24.01.2020, 9h30 : Créteil, Le Palais
24.01.2020, 14h : Le Perreux, Centre des Bords de Marne
*24.01.2020, 14h : Saint Maur des Fossés, Le Lido
29.01.2020, 10h : Champigny, Studio 66
30.01.2020, 11h30 : Arceuil, Espace J. Vilar

Haut et Court
Maxime Bracquemart
maxime.bracquemart at hautetcourt.com


Sébastien Lifshitz / documentary / France / 2019 / 2h 15m / 13-year-old
Emma and Anaïs are inseparable, yet everything is against them. This documentary follows their journey from the age of 13 to adulthood, five years during which transformations and firsts vie with each other.
Through this touching chronicle of youth, this documentary also paints a portrait of France and its recent history.


22.01.2020, 9h15 : Champigny, Studio 66
24.01.2020, 10h : Vitry, 3 cinés Robespierre
28.01.2020, 9h30 : Fontenay, Le Kosmos
30.01.2020, 9h30 : Créteil, La Lucarne
30.01.2020, 14h30 : Arcueil, Espace J. Vilar
04.02.2020, 9h30 : Vincennes, Le Vincennes

Ad Vitam
emmelie (at) advitamdistribution.com


Sophie Deraspe / fiction / Canada / 2019 / 1h 49m French soundtrack / 13-year-old
While helping her brother escape from prison, Antigone must deal with the existing legal system. To the laws of men she prefers her own sense of justice, ruled by love and solidarity. The brilliant teen, who until then had lived a blameless life, feels the vise tightening around her. But she is also heartened by the wave of support coming from the young people who see her as a heroine...
Named best Canadian film at the last Toronto International Film Festival, this film is a vibrant contemporary reinterpretation of Sophocles’ eponymous tragedy.

23.01.2020, 9h30 : Saint Maur des Fossés, Le Lido
27.01.2020, 9h30 : Choisy le Roi, Le Cinéma
27.01.2020, 14h : Fontenay, Le Kosmos
27.01.2020, 14h30 : Vitry, 3 Cinés Robespierre
29.01.2020, 10h : Cachan, La Pléiade
30.01.2020, 9h30 : Nogent, Royal Palace
30.01.2020, 14h : Créteil, La Lucarne
31.01.2020, 10h30 : Arcueil, Espace J. Vilar
31.01.2020, 14h : Chevilly, Théâtre A. Malraux

Ligne 7
timothee (at) ligne7.fr