The new exhibition at the la Cinémathèque française takes a look at childhood as seen and shown in films, with a colourful, fun presentation that the whole family will enjoy.
Here’s all the info.
What a rich subject for an exhibition – the multiple ways that the theme of childhood has been used in movies. Not only do films touch us in a special way when we are young, but seeing kids in films takes us back to our own childhood experiences.
This exhibition can appeal to us on a number of levels then, using clips of films to show various aspects of childhood in films, as depicted by the world’s best directors.
You’ll also be able to se drawings by filmmakers that served to prepare films such as Persepolis, Azur & Asmar and Kirikou, as well as original celluloids from French animated classic Le Roi et l’Oiseau, research drawings from Tati’s Mon Oncle and more.
Lots of related activities are on offer during the exhibition:
– guided visits for families
– three different kids workshops
– a magic lantern show on Saturday 15th April
– a special weekend from 20th-22nd April with three days of screenings, conferences and readings
– a complete retrospective of the films of Michel Ocelot
– a cine-concert on the 7th May…
In addition, some large-format images of Kirikou can be seen in hall 3 of nearby train station Gare de Lyon and in the entrance of the Gare de Bercy until 31st July 2017.
A catalogue of the exhibition is also available here at amazon.fr (272 pages, 36€)
The exhibition Mômes & Cie (Kids & Co.) is at the Cinémathèque française (here) until 30th July 2017
Open every day except Tuesdays from midday-7pm (9pm Thursdays)
Admission: 11€ / 8.50€