Festival Ciné Junior : Édition 2011

The Gruffalo and other strange animal stories

Age 3 and above

A programme of short-films which includes the The Gruffalo, adapted from the eponymous children’s book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler.

The Gruffalo
Jakob Schuh et Max Lang / Grande-Bretagne / 2009 / 27 min / VOSTF (lecture des sous-titres en direct)
The fantastic story of a mouse that goes for a stroll in the woods. There the mouse meets three hungry predators : a fox, an owl and a snake. The brave mouse must use its wits to survive.

  • In addition

Alina Constantin / 2009 / Norvège-France / 7 min / sans dialogues
Shrugs are strange creatures with big shoulders, who live on an island where water runs endlessly upwards.

Ralf Kukula / 2009 / Allemagne / 5 min / sans dialogues
What happens in the sandpit when all the children are gone ?

Light Forms
Malcom Sutherland / 2010 / Canada / 4 min / sans dialogues
Strange coloured shapes dance in the dark.

Haï Puka
Lucie Mayjonade / 2010 / France / 3 min / sans dialogues
A young girl’s poetic journey across the city.

Axel Scheffler and Julia Donaldson
Born in 1957 in Hambourg, the illustrator Axel Scheffler first studied and then moved to England. Since graduating in French and Theatre at the University of Bristol, Julia Donaldson has devoted herself to writing poetry, songs, and children’s stories in verse. They began working together when Axel illustrated one of Julia’s songs A Squash and a Squeeze. They have since worked together regularly and their book The Gruffalo, published in 1999 has been translated into more than 20 languages.