Power of My Imagination!
For National Sovereignty and Children's Day
Pera Film is celebrating National Sovereignty and Children's Day with a short but sweet program rejoicing originality and creativity. Power of My Imagination! captures three different characters – Little Nicholas, Courgette (Zucchini) and Ofelia. Based on French author Rene Goscinny’s (who also wrote the series Asterix and Lucky Luke) novel, Nicholas on Holiday tells the story of Nicholas and his family as they set off to the seaside for a summer vacation, and the result is a film filled with rich humor, moments of childhood nostalgia, hilarious blunders and misunderstandings across three generations. Nominated for the Best Animated Feature at the 89th Academy Awards in 2016, My Life as a Courgette is a Swiss-French animated comedy-drama brought to life through striking character designs and expressive stop-motion animation; the story soars with laughter, sorrow, and joy, and stands as a testament to the resilience of the human heart. Nine-year-old Zucchini learns to trust and love, as he searches for a new family of his own. Set five years after the end of the Spanish Civil War, Pan’s Labyrinth encapsulates the rich visual style and genre-defying craft of Guillermo del Toro. This fantasy-drama set in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War explores the strange journeys of an imaginative young girl, Ofelia who may be the mythical princess of an underground kingdom. While out exploring one night, Ofelia stumbles upon the lair of the faun god Pan. The encounter leads her into a world of magical adventures, fantastical creatures, and secret destinies. As Carl Sagan articulately points out “Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were, but without it we go nowhere.” Power of My Imagination! hopes to carry children, teens and adults into new, genuine, and exciting worlds.
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