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Family Film Club: Sweet September Shorts (U*)

Cinema On Demand

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This month we bring you Sweet September Shorts, part of Family Film Club on Cinema On Demand

Full of charming stories about animal characters, this gentle animated selection is a fantastic way of introducing your littl’uns to international film and perfect for introducing them to a little French language in bite-sized chunks.

Family Film Club curator, Susie Evans

“I often show my kids the films I’m researching for Barbican programmes and my three year old’s favourite was most definitely Sam’s Dream. The animation style and vivid colours really arrested his attention and the simple, charming story was easy to follow.”

All films with either no dialogue or in French with English subtitles. 

Total runtime: approx. 51min

Age recommendation: 3+

This rental is only available within the UK

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Strength in Numbers (Un Travail de Fourmis)
A bear with a cold accidentally sneezes a boulder over the mouth of his cave, trapping him inside. But with the help of a passing ant and some other friends, there might be a chance he can escape before the morning. 
Belgium / France 2017 Dir Anais Sorrentino 7min

The Tiger with No Stripes (Le Tigre sans Rayures)
A little tiger decides to take a long journey in search of his stripes and meets many other animals, discovering differences and similarities along the way.
France 2018 Dir Raúl ‘Robin’ Morales Reyes 9min
The Wide Mouthed Frog (Le Petite Grenouille à Grande Bouche)
An inquisitive little frog with a large appetite goes off to discover the river bank in search of new things to eat – and learns a lot about other animals and their tastes. 
Belgium / France 2019 Dir Célia Tocco 8min

Big and Little Wolf (Grand Loup et Petit Loup)
Big Wolf wants a quiet life alone beneath his tree. But then Little Wolf arrives… 
France 2018 Dir Rémi Durin 14min 
The Gruff-voiced Tree (L’Arbre à Grosse Voix)
A mouse and her friends are scolded by a menacing mystery voice coming from the hollow of a tree. But luckily, the tortoise is not taken in. 
Belgium / France 2017 Dir Anais Sorrentino 6min
Sam’s Dream (Rêve de Sam)
A plucky mouse longs to fly and works long hours to achieve his dream. 
France 2018 Dir Nölwenn Roberts 7min

How to watch

Please note this rental is only available within the UK

1.    Choose the film you want to watch.
2.    Add to basket and proceed to purchase.

3.    If you already have an account, you can log in during the purchase. If not, create an account as you buy. 

4.    Once your purchase has gone through, you can click on the button to click to ‘Watch your films', or click on the link in your email, or go to your account.
5.    Start watching your video. From purchase, you have 48 hours to start and finish watching the film. Enjoy! 

If you have any issues, please contact our Box Office team via [email protected] between 9.30am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.