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IFI FAMILY: THE KING AND THE MOCKINGBIRD

Director: Paul Grimault

83 minutes, France, 1980, English language version


This French adaptation of a Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale is said to be a favourite of Studio Ghibli director Hiyao Miyazaki. It’s the story of a wicked King who rules over the kingdom of Takicardia, where the only creature in the kingdom who will stand up to him is the brave Mr. Bird.

The King’s huge palace is filled with beautiful paintings which come to life at night time and the characters, including a shepherdess and a chimney sweep, all try to escape. They free Mr. Bird who has been trapped, and together they lead the police on a wild chase across the city. This beautiful, dreamlike animation took over 60 years to be completed and was a huge hit when re-released in France in 2013.

Tickets: €4.80 per person, €14.40 family ticket (2 adults + 2 children/1 adult + 3 children)

IFI FAMILY FESTIVAL

The IFI Family Festival returns from 17th-20th July 2014 with four days of fantastic family films from around the world plus cinema workshops, a live mobile Farm in Meeting House Square (look out for Shaun the Sheep), and a special Magic-themed Opening Night with magician Brian Daly and RTÉ’s Diana Bunici!

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