Cinemini: Ik & jij
Cinemini is just the ticket for pre-schoolers and their parents. Every month, children aged 2-6 can watch films and play in a light landscape with their parents nearby. Today: Who am I and where are you? Sometimes you can feel a bit lonely, while you’d really like to be out playing with others.
Googuri Googuri (Yoshiko Misumi, JP 2010, 8”)Googuri is a madeup word, a secret shared between a little girl and her grandfather. She loves being around her old granddad. One time he”s a mountain, next a tree or the sea. In her boundless imagination, she travels with him through her world full of imaginings and wonder. Googuri Googuri is a film you can almost sense, with a strong and fluid drawing style. It makes you see the world through the eyes of a little girl, a small human being on a journey of discovery.
Little Tiger without Stripes (Raúl 'Robin' Morales Reyes, FR 2018, 9”)Little Tiger would love to play with the others, but he”s missing the stripes on his body so he doesn”t really fit in. All other tigers have them and little tiger wants them badly, too! That”s why he sets out in search of stripes for his fur. What will he find? The film is gentle and quiet in style, with beautiful colours, lovely music and a wonderful play of light.
Out Fishing (Uzi Geffenblad, SE 2017, 10”)Betty the cat is out in her boat. She”s bored because she is all on her own. All others – the snails, the dragonflies, the worms – are happily playing together. There”s even three banana birds, and a frog befriends Betty”s rubber boot. Betty fishes up all sorts of things when she hits upon a great idea! Uzi Geffenblad, the Swedish filmmaker who als made Spot and Splodge, shows in a dreamy film how a sense of tedium can turn into a beautiful adventure.
Eye’s finest and most intimate film theatre is a great place for children aged 2 to 6 to experience their first cinema visit. Every Sunday morning, Eye’s Cinemini opens especially for preschoolers and their (grand)parents, where children are treated to a film, followed by experiments with light and shadow in small play tents.