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Cinema of Childhood - Wrony (Crows) + Palle Alone in the World

Sun 20 April 2014 // 14:00

Sunday 20th April, 2pm, £4/3

Wrony (Crows)

Dir: Dorota Kedzierzawska, 1994, Poland, 63 mins, Polish with English subtitles, Cert: TBC *

Wrona is neglected by her feckless mother, laughed at by her classmates and furious with the world. So she steals a cute little girl to become her surrogate mother and soon discovers just how hard being a parent really is.



★★★★ - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

Palle Alene I Verden (Palle Alone in the World)

Dir: Astrid Henning-Jensen, 1949, Denmark, 25mins, Danish with English subtitles, Cert: TBC*

A boy wakes upto find that he's alone in the world. A deserted silent Copenhagen becomes his giant playground. He drives a steam roller, and flies a rocket to the moon.

Adapting a famous novel, Astrid Henning-Jensen, one of the greatest directors of children, makes and all time classic of charm and wonder.



* We recommend these films for a Nanoplex audience aged 5+.

The Cinema of Childhood season is curated by filmmaker Mark Cousins, presented by Filmhouse and supported by the British Film Institute’s Programming Development Fund, awarding funds from the National Lottery

This film is being screened as part of a month long season celebrating Children and Film to coincide with the release of Mark Cousin's documentary A STORY OF CHILDREN AND FILM which we will be screening at the end of the month.

Thank you to the Barn Cinema in Dartington, who have loaned us the digital cinema equipment to make this screening possible.