London Film Festival 2014

Showing with Animated Shorts For Younger Audiences - suitable for all ages.

View other London Film Festival Films by strand: Cult, Dare, Debate, Documentary Competition, Experimenta, First Feature Competition, Galas, Journey, Laugh, Love, Official competition, Sonic, Thrill

Song Of The Sea Song Of The Sea
Song Of The Sea and Moomins On The Riviera
Animal Farm (Country: UK; Year: 1954; Director: Joy Batchelor, John Halas; Writer: Lothar Wolff, Borden Mace, Philip Stapp, John Halas, Joy Batchelor, Laurence Heath, based on the novel by George Orwell; Stars: Gordon Heath, Maurice Denham)
Animated version of Orwell's farmyard classic
The Contest - To The Stars And Back (MGP Missionen) (Country: Denmark; Year: 2013; Director: Martin Miehe-Renard; Writer: Gitte Løkkegaard, Martin Miehe-Renard; Stars: Sylvester Espersen Byder, Laura Christensen, Laura Drasbæk, Ole Dupont, Lado Hadzic, Mian Hussein, Joakim Ingversen, Ali Kazim, Lars Knutzon, Line Kruse, Malika Sia Paul, Meinhard St. John, Natali Vallespir)
For Karl, a boy from the country, moving to Copenhagen is like a voyage into a completely new world. A girl named Sawsan tries to help him. Yet it is not long before all of Denmark is searching not only for a superstar, but for the two children who have vanished without a trace.
Finn (Country: Netherlands; Year: 2013; Director: Frans Weisz; Writer: Janneke van der Pal; Stars: Jenny Arean, Jan Decleir, Daan Schuurmans, Mels van der Hoeven, Mark van Eeuwen, Hanna Verboom)
Finn just has to learn to play the violin! Music entwines reality and dreams – and helps him see his dead mother again.
Giovanni's Island (Giovanni no Shima) (Country: Japan; Year: 2014; Director: Mizuho Nishikubo; Writer: Shigemichi Sugita, Shigemichi Sugita, Wendee Lee, Yoshiki Sakurai; Stars: Natalie Hoover, Masachika Ichimura, Polina Ilyushenko, Hiroshi Inuzuka, Saburô Kitajima, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yukie Nakama, Laura Post, Yûsuke Santamaria, Junya Taniai, Kaoru Yachigusa, Kanako Yanagihara, Kota Yokoyama, Kouta Yokoyama)
Two brothers must face up to the reality of war.
Moomins On The Riviera (Muumit Rivieralla) (Country: Finland, France; Year: 2014; Director: Xavier Picard, Hanna Hemilä; Writer: Leslie Stewart, Annina Enckell, Hanna Hemilä, Xavier Picard, Beata Harju, Tove Jansson; Stars: Russell Tovey, Nathaniel Parker, Tracy Ann Oberman, Irina Björklund, Shelley Blond, Ian Conningham, Beata Harju, Maria Sid, Bernard Alane, Mats Långbacka, Carl-Kristian Rundman, Alma Pöysti, Martin Bahne, Dominic Frisby, Philippe Smolikowski)
The Finnish favourites go on an adventure.
Robot Overlords (Country: UK; Year: 2014; Director: Jon Wright; Writer: Mark Stay, Jon Wright; Stars: Gillian Anderson, Ben Kingsley, Callan McAuliffe, Geraldine James, Steven Mackintosh, Tamer Hassan, Roy Hudd, Mark Asante, Craig Garner, Ella Hunt, Michael Stuart, David McSavage, James Tarpey, Lalor Roddy, Edna Caskey)
A boy and his friends take on the robot empire after Earth is invaded.
The Satellite Girl And Milk Cow (Uribyeol ilhowa ulrookso) (Country: South Korea; Year: 2014; Director: Chang Hyung-Yun; Writer: Chang Hyung-Yun; Stars: Yoo Ah-in, Jung Yu-mi)
A bizarre trio of heroes ward off evil.
Song Of The Sea (Country: Ireland, Denmark, Belgium, Luxembourg, France; Year: 2014; Director: Tomm Moore; Writer: Will Collins, based on a story by Tomm Moore; Stars: Brendan Gleeson, Fionnula Flanagan, Pat Shortt, David Rawle, Jon Kenny, Lisa Hannigan)
A brother and sister find themselves on a magical adventure.
Family gala
Yellowbird (Country: France; Year: 2014; Director: Christian De Vita; Writer: Antoine Barraud, Cory Edwards, Guilhem Lesaffre; Stars: Dakota Fanning, Seth Green, Christine Baranski, Danny Glover, Elliott Gould, Jim Rash, Richard Kind, Yvette Nicole Brown, Christopher L. Parson)
A ladybird hatches a plan to help a frightened bird.

Casey Affleck liberated by ghosts Star talks Oscars, Rooney Mara and hiding under a sheet

In the city of the world's desire Ceyda Torun on KEDi, cats, femininity and the soul of Istanbul.

A nice cup of tea and a murder Jamie McKeller on The Book Club, legalising murder, serial killers and cake.

Completing the trip Bertrand Tavernier on Jacques Becker, Claude Sautet, Jean-Pierre Melville and his Journey Through French Cinema.

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