When Juliette and Carmen are sent to stay with their neighbour, they are unexpectedly plunged into a world of mystery and magic in this stunning new animation from director Benoît Chieux.
Agnes, a children’s fantasy author, has written stories of a faraway land featuring a mysterious wizard named Sirocco. But somehow this fictional world has come to life and when Agnes is asleep, Juliette and Carmen – two young girls she is babysitting - are sucked into the pages of these strange tales, complete with cat transformations, alligator air ships, toad-like mayors and bird headed opera divas.
Like a cross between Alice in Wonderland and The Yellow Submarine – with a hunk of Ghibli thrown in for good measure – this surreal and mesmerising adventure, revels in the journey through this intricately animated realm.
Why not come along in the morning from 10am before the film for our free (that’s right, FREE!) drop-in film themed workshops with Chocolate Films.
Please note: This screening is for families to attend as a group. Adults can only come if they’re bringing a child, and children can only come along if accompanied by an adult. If you’re over 18, we’re afraid being a ‘big kid’ doesn’t count!
Please book early to avoid disappointment.
Dir Benoît Chieux France / Belgium 2023 76min
Age recommendation: 5+
French with English subtitles. Subtitles read aloud for children via headsets. Please collect headsets first come, first served on entry to cinema.
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Barbican Cinema 2 & 3 are located on Beech Street, a short walk from the Barbican’s Silk Street entrance. From Silk Street, you’ll see a zebra crossing that will take you across the road to the venue.
The Barbican is widely accessible by bus, tube, train and by foot or bicycle. Plan your journey and find more route information in ‘Your Visit’ or book your car parking space in advance.
Cinemas 2 & 3 are located at Beech Street, a short walk from the Barbican Centre’s main Silk Street entrance. There are a couple of steep, dropped kerbs and an incline to negotiate between the two sites. Level access from Beech Street.
Each auditorium has three permanent wheelchair spaces (two in the third row and one in the front row) and 153 fixed seats with capacity for a further three spaces in the front row. Access to each auditorium is up a ramp. There are also a number of seats with step-free access.
Assistance dogs may be taken into the cinema – please tell us when booking to ensure your seat has enough space. If you prefer, you may leave your dog with a member of the foyer staff during the performance.
An infrared system for hard of hearing customers is provided in each auditorium; headsets or neck loops can be collected from foyer staff. The ticket desk counter is fitted with an induction loop.
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